The number of childminders across Scotland has declined by over a third, analysis by The Ferret has found, leaving thousands of families struggling to find flexible childcare.
Councils have been accused of a “moral failure” to provide decent housing to homeless people and of overseeing a “fiscal disaster” as costs top quarter of a billion.
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.
Campaigners are calling for Scotland to keep its "promise" to ensure those in care grow up"loved, safe and respected" as figures show a record number of young people died last year.
The number of people receiving home care who have died over the last year has increased by 71 per cent, prompting calls for scrutiny.
Scotland's leaders urged to look at Home Farm on Skye as a tragic example of where things have gone wrong in the government's Covid-19 response.
The Care Inspectorate has upheld more than 100 complaints against private sector care home provider, HC-One, in the last three years, the Ferret can reveal.