The number of children in Perth and Kinross who needed to be removed from their parents’ homes has reached a five-year low.
As families across Angus prepare for the summer holidays, one mother has made a desperate plea to Angus Council to provide respite care for her severely disabled son.
A Fife support worker who drank alcohol on the job and told an elderly woman she would "go to hell" has been struck off the social work register.
Fife Council has admitted too many people are not getting through to its contact centre because of budget cuts.
A Dundee social worker who failed to act on reports of sexual abuse and cigarette burns on a child, as well as ignoring a baby’s black eye, has been allowed to remain registered - as long as she writes an essay about her failings.
Social workers have banned a man from doing court-imposed unpaid work hours because he said he refuses to work alongside sex offenders.
A former social worker defrauded Fife Council out of more than £6,500 during what a sheriff described as "outrageous behaviour".
Angus Council has been admonished by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman following a social work complaint.
None of Perth and Kinross’ social workers completed a key specialist mental health training course last year as workloads spiral and disquiet grows over a forthcoming transfer of specialist services to Dundee.
The number of complaints lodged against the council’s social work department have risen by more than 50% in 12 months.