Children and Young People’s Commissioner
Children as young as five restrained in care homes despite ‘promise’ to stop
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.
Children’s commissioner calls for ‘urgent review’ of asylum mother and baby unit
Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has written to the Home Office's accommodation provider, calling for an “urgent review" of a Glasgow mother and baby unit for asylum seekers.
Concerns raised over use of ‘seclusion’ at Glasgow primary school
Serious allegations have been made by parents, who claim they had to remove children with additional support needs from a Glasgow primary school.
Searching for answers: Scots struggling to access records on their lives in care
Care charities have called for new guidance to make it easier for those who have been looked after to access their records.
Scotland’s ‘invisible epidemic’ of refugee destitution
Charities in Scotland say they are paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds to help people left destitute by a 'failing' asylum system.