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A former altar boy has waived his anonymity to tell a child abuse inquiry of beatings and sexual abuse at an orphanage. William Connelly broke down in tears as he told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry of his experiences at Smyllum Park in Lanark. The 69-year-old, who stayed at the…
The UK care home market is grappling with an unsustainable £1 billion a year funding gap that could spark a string of closures across the nation, the competition watchdog has warned. The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) said resident fees paid by councils failed to meet care home costs, causing…
A social worker from Denbighshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a fitness to practise hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired. Patricia Reid was accused of failing to maintain professional boundaries with some of the vulnerable people she worked with and…
A Holyrood committee has warned it will not be able to recommend parliamentary approval for key named person legislation until ministers provide details of crucial guidance for professionals. The Education Committee has called for the Scottish Government to provide "an authoritative draft" of the code of practice accompanying the Children…
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