Scotland's national records office says it will undertake a review that could see it count the deaths of homeless people for the first time.
Scottish legislation to protect trafficking victims is being overruled by UK immigration policy, say campaigners.
Around 70 per cent of brothers and sisters in care are separated from at least one sibling, despite human rights law that should allow them to stay in touch.
Senior figures working in homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless.
Research published by leading autism advocates shows that more than a third (34 percent) of parents claim their autistic child has been unlawfully excluded in the last two years.
Edinburgh's homeless system is reaching breaking point due to surging demand and a lack of housing. Meanwhile there's money to be made for private owners.
A family business running bed and breakfasts and hostels in Edinburgh that have attracted complaints has been paid £15m by the city council.
Local authorities across Scotland have paid out more than half a billion pounds putting homeless people in temporary accommodation in the last five years.
Dozens of refugees facing lock changes in Glasgow may be entitled to Home Office accommodation and should not be evicted, it is claimed.