Publication - Consultation paper

Financial redress for historical child abuse: consultation summary

Published: 2 Sep 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781839600203

This consultation seeks views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland, scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

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Contents
Financial redress for historical child abuse: consultation summary
Section 7: Who should make decisions about redress

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Section 7:  Who should make decisions about redress

(Please see Questions 45 to 47 in the Respondent Information Form)

We think that decisions on applications from individual survivors should be made by a panel of three people.  The panel members should have suitable skills and experience, and be from different backgrounds.  The panel should have an understanding of human rights, the law, and the impact of childhood trauma on individuals.  We want to know what you think about these ideas.

We think that survivors have an essential part to play in developing and running the redress scheme and we want to make sure the survivor voice is strong.  

We want to know what you think about setting up a Survivor Panel to give advice on running the redress scheme.  This would ensure that the survivor experience is taken into account. 

We also want to know how you think survivors should be recruited for this panel to ensure it is fair and open.

For a number of reasons, including issues of confidentiality, we do not think it would be appropriate for survivors to be involved in making decisions about individual applications from other survivors.  


Contact

Email: redress@gov.scot