The number of babies aged less than a year being taken into care has increased by more than a quarter in the last decade, new figures have revealed.
NHS and council bosses are being urged to increase the “pace and effectiveness” of work to integrate health and social care.
Authorities looking into concerns about children’s well-being provided a “less consistently robust” response in cases where youngsters were suffering from “chronic poor parenting”, inspectors have said.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to look into reports that a lack of care staff on a Scottish island has left a frail 90-year-old woman unable to get the help she needs.
Some staff in children’s homes were promoted beyond their abilities simply because they had a qualification, an inquiry has been told.
There are calls for more support for care workers after a study revealed many smoke, drink beyond the recommended guidelines, and do not take adequate exercise.
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