Section 6: Funding the financial redress scheme
(Please see Questions 35 to 44 in the Respondent Information Form)
The consultation with survivors which was carried out in 2017 asked about how the redress scheme should be funded, and if those organisations which looked after children in the past, and where abuse took place, should cover some of the costs.
We agree with the view expressed then, that organisations which looked after children in care should make a financial contribution, as well as the Scottish Government.
We ask questions about the approach to funding the scheme to make sure it is fair and meaningful. This includes issues such as:
- how to decide how much organisations should pay;
- what problems some organisations might have, and how these can be dealt with. For example if paying money to the redress scheme would mean less money for children’s services now and in the future;
- what to do about organisations that are no longer around;
- how to encourage relevant organisations to be part of the redress scheme and, if they choose not to be part of the scheme if anything should happen to them.
We also want to know what you think about organisations covering some of the cost of providing wider support and acknowledgement to survivors.