Number of children placed in care homes rises

Care Inspectorate chief executive Peter Macleod
Peter Macleod, chief executive, Care Inspectorate

More children are being placed in care home services in Scotland, a Care Inspectorate report has found. A three-year review found between 1,100 and 1,300 children and young people experienced care home services each year. Its figures included those in local authority, voluntary and private services. In 2014/15, there were 258 registered care homes for…

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