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Advance Payment Scheme - supporting documents: guidance

Published: 26 Nov 2020

Guidance for people applying to the Advance Payment Scheme about how to obtain ‘a supporting document’ – some kind of ‘record’ which shows you spent time in care in Scotland as a child.

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19 page PDF

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Advance Payment Scheme - supporting documents: guidance
Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

19 page PDF

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Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

A juvenile court may have created records of children referred to an Approved School and some Sheriff Courts may have created and maintained Probation Order registers. However, similar to other historical records, there was no clear requirement for records to be kept, so these are not routinely available and their existence is mixed. It can also be difficult to establish which Sheriff Court may have heard your case, as it may not have been local to where you lived at the time. You may want to contact the Advance Payment Team in the first instance, but if you want to make contact with them yourself, you can either email or use their contact form online:

Online: https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/about-the-scottish-court-service/contact-us/data-protection

Email: dpo@scotcourts.gov.uk


Contact

Email: AdvancePaymentTeam@gov.scot