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Highland Council rebuffs calls for an independent inquiry into systematic bullying, violence, substance misuse and child protection concerns in children's care service instead settling for an external review


By Scott Maclennan

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Councillor Glynnis Campbell-Sinclair has called for a full independent investigation into residential children and young people's care.
Councillor Glynnis Campbell-Sinclair has called for a full independent investigation into residential children and young people's care.

AN independent probe has been launched into residential care for young people in the Highlands.

The move comes after concerns highlighted how staff in one care setting lacked skills and experience, leading to “challenging behaviour spiralling out of control”.

That was the assessment of a Care Inspectorate investigation completed in June into the Leault unit in Abriachan by Loch Ness, which is operated by Highland Council.

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