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Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: fairer Scotland duty assessment

Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSD) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

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Footnotes

1. This includes the establishment of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry in 2015. Also in 2015, the Scottish Government announced a significantly increased investment of £13.5 million over 5 years to support survivors of in care childhood abuse through a dedicated support fund. The In Care Survivor Support Fund became operational in September 2016 and was subsequently renamed Future Pathways in February 2017.

2. (2016) The relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect: an evidence review

Paul ByWaters, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Jennifer Hanratty, Will Mason, Claire McCartan, Nicole Steils Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

3. ibid

4. (2004) Office of National Statistics The Mental Health of young people looked after by local authorities in Scotland. HMS London.

5. (2020) The Scottish Independent Care Review: Follow the Money

6. Scottish Prison Service, Prisoners Survey 2015 – Young People in Custody – March 2016

7. Future Pathways Quarterly Report: Q3 19/20 October – December 2019

8. The Social Security (Income and Capital Disregards) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

9. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Payment of Legal Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (legislation.gov.uk)

10. The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Reconsideration and Review of Determinations) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (legislation.gov.uk)

11. Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (legislation.gov.uk)

12. CELCIS, Consultation and engagement on a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for victims/survivors of abuse in care, Report 3: International Perspectives – a descriptive summary

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Email: redress@gov.scot

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