Three out of every four care home places are now provided by private companies, according to new data which reveals the growing privatisation of care.
The UK’s biggest care home provider has been fined £640,000 by a Scottish court after one of its residents choked on a piece of doughnut and died.
Last year Sandra Holmes set up Families Campaigning for Change, a group of parents whose children have struggled with addiction. Now the group is calling on the Scottish Government to provide a national helpline and out-of-hours-services it insists will save lives.
Financial comfort for young people surveyed was largely determined by their access to parental support. Respondents without access to a parental safety net said they were more likely to rely on higher cost forms of credit, like payday loans, to get by.
A Scottish walking charity has condemned Network Rail for closing more than 1,250 level crossings in Britain since 2009, obstructing access for walkers.
Scottish local authorities are continuing to use “traumatising and humiliating” restraint methods on children as young as five in residential care, almost two years after signing up to keep The Promise - an agreement published following the Care Review - to abolish it.
Police Scotland “lied” to the Scottish Police Authority to “cover up their failures” when questioned on its policing of two protests during COP26, alleges a report by police monitoring network Netpol and campaign group Article 11.
UK authorities must step up to evacuate those who have worked for them but are living in fear and poverty in Afghanistan, two Afghans - who are now in hiding - told The Ferret.
Ferret Fact Service looks at some of the questions around refugees, migration and channel crossing.