Children’s services in Fife must improve their response when families are affected by the “toxic trio” of domestic abuse, mental ill-health and substance misuse, an investigation has found.
A trouble-hit young people’s home in Arbroath is being investigated by a watchdog.
Inspectors have found key strengths in the way Fife supports children and young people who need care and protection.
St Andrews cleaning and home help firm Blue Star has unveiled plans to move into the care sector to meet growing demand in Fife.
Standards are slipping at Angus Council’s fostering service with a lack of continuity blamed on the number of carers leaving the service.
Claims that a special Perthshire school was shut down after a council-led vendetta have been bolstered by a new dossier drawing on interviews from more than 20 school staff.
A school for children with additional support needs was closed as the result of a “vendetta” orchestrated by Perth and Kinross Council, its three most senior staff have said.
Staff at the troubled New School at Butterstone are calling for a public inquiry into a series of controversial decisions that led to its sudden closure.
The headteacher of a now-closed school for children with additional support needs has been reinstated following a suspension.
Parents at an axed Perthshire school for children with special needs have accused government officials of deliberately “plotting the downfall” of the once-celebrated institution.