Redress For Survivors (Historical Child Abuse In Care) (Scotland) Act 2021: statutory guidance – applicants with convictions for serious offences

Statutory guidance for Scotland's Redress Scheme. This guidance provides further information on the process, procedure and factors to be taken into consideration where an applicant has a relevant criminal conviction for a serious offence.

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1. Given the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, including sections 1 and 4

2. Including, in relation to murder committed outside Scotland, aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting murder,

3. As defined in section 61 of the Act.

4. Under the Act, "imprisonment" means includes detention in a young offenders institution or detention centre, detention in a Borstal institution and penal servitude,



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