The Care Inspectorate has released a report on distance placements with a series of recommendations to improve the lives of children experiencing care in distance placements.
Distance placements refer to any child placed in a care setting outwith their home community, but the report gives emphasis to issues faced by children placed in Scotland from other parts of the UK.
The report found that a combination of inadequate planning, poor practice, and limited resources is resulting in some children facing further trauma and negative outcomes. Concerns about placements to inappropriate settings, away from family, friends and familiar support networks are highlighted in the report.
You can find the full report on their website.