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Financial redress report published

Published: 06 Sep 2018 10:33
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Law and order

Report and recommendations published on financial redress for victims/survivors of abuse in care in Scotland.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has been presented with a set of reports and recommendations from the SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group, in partnership with CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children), regarding a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for victims/survivors of abuse in care in Scotland.

Mr Swinney said:

“I am profoundly grateful to the Review Group and CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) for bringing forward a substantial and serious piece of work based upon significant engagement with survivors.

“We will now give the recommendations early, detailed and sensitive consideration, and report back to Parliament in due course. We recognise the hurt and damage caused to those who were abused in childhood by the very institutions who should have cared for them, and will continue to work closely with survivors and their representatives.”

Background:

The Deputy First Minister committed in November 2016 to consult on financial redress and pledged to consult people who were abused in care as children to consider the range of differing views on the subject.  The consultation was for redress for survivors of in care abuse including those who were abused pre-1964, and was taken forward by the InterAction Action Plan Review Group (“the Review Group”) in partnership with CELCIS. The Review Group is a national stakeholder group which includes representation from survivors, survivor group organisations, the Scottish Government and others. The consultation closed on 17 November 2017. For more information, see: CELCIS webpage.