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Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation: business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA)

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 and relevant secondary legislation.

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11. Implementation and delivery plan

11.1 Key milestones

The Bill completed its passage through Parliament on 11 March 2021 and received Royal Assent on 23 April 2021.

A number of Scottish Statutory Instruments relating to the Act have been approved by the Scottish Parliament. These are:

  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Form and Content of Waiver etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Reimbursement of Costs and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Payment of Legal Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Exceptions to Eligibility) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2021
  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Payments Made in Error) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

The final Scottish Statutory Instrument relating to the Act was laid before Parliament in December 2021. This instrument is subject to the approval of Parliament:

  • The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Reconsideration and Review of Determinations) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

Scotland's Redress Scheme opened for applications on 8th December 2021.

11.2 Post-implementation review

The Scottish Government will review the legislation an ongoing basis following enactment to ensure that it supports effective operational delivery of the scheme. Monitoring and evaluation of scheme delivery will be informed by the feedback of the Survivor Forum and other stakeholder groups.

The Act gives Scottish Ministers the power to extend the application period for the scheme. The Act requires that the Scottish Ministers must, within the period of 15 months ending with the day the application period is due to end, carry out a review of whether the application period should be extended.

Contact

Email: redress@gov.scot

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