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Scotland’s Redress Scheme: contributor list

Organisations participating in the redress scheme by making a fair and meaningful financial contribution. Scotland’s Redress Scheme is for survivors of historical abuse in care.

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The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 requires the Scottish Ministers to name the date a contributor is added to the list, the financial contribution they are making or has agreed to make, note if a contributor is removed from the list, and include the date that this removal takes effect.

Organisations that were responsible for the care of children at the time of the abuse have been asked to participate in Scotland’s Redress Scheme, and to make fair and meaningful financial contributions to redress payments for survivors. This is what survivors said in successive consultations that they wanted.

The purpose of the contributor list is to show the organisations that are eligible for inclusion on the waiver as a result of them making a fair and meaningful contribution to the redress scheme.

The waiver applies to the organisation and not to the individual care settings. If you are unsure of the organisation with responsibility for a particular care setting we will do our best to advise – contact 0808 196 1502.

Contributors

The Scottish Ministers

This includes all Executive agencies for example Scottish Prison Service.
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Administration and delivery of the redress scheme, all fixed rate payments, all next of kin payments and a proportion of all individually assessed payments
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Scottish local authorities

This includes:

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Angus Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Falkirk Council
  • Fife Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Highland Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Midlothian Council
  • Moray Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • Shetland Islands Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Council
  • West Lothian Council

Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: £100,000,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

COSLA: acknowledgement letter

 

I write on behalf of Scottish Local Government, who have committed to participating in the redress scheme for survivors of abuse in care in Scotland.

Scottish Local Government is committed to providing redress to survivors of historical child abuse and in doing so collectively acknowledges and seeks to address the wrongs of the past and the harm caused by historical child abuse, in a meaningful and tangible way.

 Local Government’s collective financial contribution over the next 10 years is a clear commitment to reparation for survivors of historical abuse and to the wider commitment to non-financial redress including acknowledgment, apology and therapeutic support. The scheme to which we are contributing will ensure that there is quick access to the redress that survivors are due, delivered in a trauma informed way.

Councillor Gail Macgregor
COSLA Spokesperson for Resources

December 2021

 

Aberlour Child Care Trust

Aberlour Child Care Trust, a limited company incorporated in Scotland under registered number SC312912 (registered as a charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator under registered number SC007991) and having its registered office at Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, Stirlingshire FK8 1QZ
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £1,600,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Aberlour Child Care Trust: acknowledgement letter

 

The Aberlour Child Care Trust (“Aberlour”, “we”) is writing to formally confirm its desire to participate in the Scottish Ministers’ Scheme to be established for the provision of redress and compensation to people who suffered abuse as children while in care (the “Redress Scheme”) in accordance with the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021 (the “Redress Act”).  

In accordance with section 14(1)(c) of the Redress Act, we wish to make the following statement which confirms and amplifies the apology we have already made to those affected.  

We acknowledge and accept that there have been children in Aberlour’s care in whose cases we not only failed to provide the safe environment the children required, but we also failed to prevent abuse being inflicted on them. We accept that we failed in our responsibility to provide the care these children needed, and we further failed to keep them safe. We further acknowledge that we betrayed the trust which these children bestowed upon us, and we contributed to the significant difficulties which they were already facing. Finally, we acknowledge and accept that we contributed to these children’s existing trauma and in some instances inflicted fresh wounds. We recognise that these harmful experiences have not only had lifechanging implications but continue to have a significant effect on survivors’ lives.  

In recognition of these failings, we apologise profoundly and unreservedly to anyone who suffered abuse in our care. We also recognise the prolonged harmful effects of the abuse on the children and their immediate families. We therefore apologise to the families of both the survivors, and to the families of all those who are sadly no longer with us and to whom we are unable to offer our apologies directly.   

It is incumbent upon us to not only take responsibility for the past, but to decide what to do with the time that is given to us in attempting to make meaningful amends to survivors and their families.

We believe that Aberlour’s participation in the Redress Scheme is a step in the direction of making meaningful amends for the wrongs suffered by children in our care. Our involvement with the Redress Scheme is only a part of the many actions Aberlour has undertaken to make sure that our past mistakes will never be repeated. 

We will therefore continue to participate in the collective endeavour the nation has undertaken to acknowledge the difficult truths of the past and to make the appropriate amends to survivors and their families. We hope that this will allow for a healing process to commence which might one day lead to reconciliation.   

Aberlour remains open to discussing the above statement with all affected and/or interested parties. We are particularly keen on hearing from anyone who believes they have suffered abuse while in our care and you can contact us directly at enquiries@aberlour.org.uk. 

David Robb, Chair
SallyAnn Kelly, Chief Executive
For and on behalf of the Aberlour Child Care Trust
December 2021

 

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 00061625 (and registered as a charity in England and Wales with charity number 216250 and in Scotland with charity number SC037605) and having its registered office at Barnardo House, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £1,250,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Barnardo's: acknowledgement letter

 

Thomas Barnardo started to provide residential care for children as far back as the 1860s in London. The substantive provision of care for Scottish Children commenced in the 1940s when some children were evacuated in wartime from England to Scotland. From the outset and throughout our history it has been the mission of Barnardo’s to provide good quality, compassionate and safe care to the children we look after. We recognise that many of the children who have been in our care in the past and are in our care now have experienced challenging circumstances that make it even more important that our care is characterised by the very highest standards of compassion and safeguarding.

While it was always our intention to provide safe care, we must acknowledge that some of the children in our care and some adults who were children in our care have made allegations of abuse and harm and that those allegations have been substantiated. We are truly sorry for any pain or hurt that children suffered whilst in our care and for any failure on our part.

We acknowledge that the organisational failures at that time led to the abuse of some children living with us and created a climate of fear and insecurity when they should have felt nurtured and safe.

We have used what those who have reported abuse have told us to continue improving how we engage and train staff and how we monitor and evaluate the work we undertake to ensure that our support of children, young people and families is based on their needs, promotes their wellbeing and helps them aspire to and reach their potential.

Today we do have residential care as an option for some children. Our homes are small, and our staff are qualified to work with children. They are all subject to robust recruitment and selection processes, reference checking and extensive vetting prior to having any contact with children. Our staff receive a comprehensive induction, support, supervision and continuous personal development throughout their employment with us.

We have a child centred and age appropriate complaints system in all our Services to ensure that the children in our care can safely raise issues, that these are properly recorded from their viewpoint and that appropriate action is taken. We work very hard to ensure that children have a real voice and influence in the care they receive and the Services we provide. We have comprehensive Safeguarding Policies and robust Procedures.

On behalf of Barnardo’s Scotland

Richard Simpson
Head of Safeguarding and Quality
December 2021

 

The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

The members of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, a voluntary association of religious women known as the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, of Provincial House, The Ridgeway Mill Hill London NW71RE.The Trustees for the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, a charity established by a trust deed dated 5 June 1964 (registered in England and Wales with charity number 236803 and in Scotland with charity number SCO39155) of Provincial House, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW71RE.
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £10,000,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul: acknowledgement letter

 

We, the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, welcome the launch of the Redress Scheme.

We have agreed with the Scottish Ministers to make a financial contribution under the terms of the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021

The agreed contribution has been assessed by the Scottish Ministers as making a fair and meaningful financial contribution towards the funding of redress payments under this Act.

In making it, we explicitly acknowledge the wrongfulness of the historical child abuse which took place in care settings including residential institutions in which the day-to-day care of children was provided, and the harm it caused.

We offer our most sincere and heartfelt apology to those affected by abuse at any establishment under our control. Abuse of any kind is totally at odds with everything the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul stand for.

Sr Flynn
Provincial of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul in Britain
December 2021

East Park School, Glasgow

East Park School, a company incorporated in Scotland (registered number SC356976) and a charity registered in Scotland (registered number SC012838) and having its registered office at 1092 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 9TD  
Date added to contributor list: 31 May 2022
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

East Park School, Glasgow

 

We are writing to you to confirm East Park’s participation in Redress Scotland.

East Park first opened as a residential home, offering education, in 1874.  It continues to operate to this day, still providing education and residential care, for children and young people with complex additional support needs and challenging behaviours, on the same site in Maryhill, Glasgow.

East Park welcomes the Scottish Government backed Scheme for those who experienced abuse as children while in the care of institutions and organisations before 2004.  All those who experienced life impacting abuse or harm while in such care, should be heard, and treated with dignity and compassion. East Park recognises the Redress Scotland Scheme as a national collective effort and fully endorses its underlying principles.

East Park acknowledges that there may have been times, during the period covered by the Redress Scheme, when it seriously failed in its caring responsibilities, and individuals were subjected to abusive actions.

East Park apologises wholeheartedly for any such abusive actions, and encourages any former residents so affected to contact Redress Scotland.

East Park also continues to warmly welcome former residents, whether this be for accessing records East Park may still retain, to meet with a current senior manager, or to arrange a visit.

We thank you in advance for your support of our participation.

Kieron O’Brien                                                     
Executive Director     
                 

Gerald Wells
Chairperson of East Park
Board of Trustees     
                                                                                                                                      

 

NHS Scotland Boards

Includes:
  • NHS 24
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • NHS Borders
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Golden Jubilee
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS National Education Scotland
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • NHS Orkney
  • NHS Shetland
  • NHS Tayside
  • NHS Western Isles
  • Public Health Scotland
  • Scottish Ambulance Service
  • The State Hospital

Date added to contributor list: 23 May 2022
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

NHS Scotland Boards: acknowledgement letter

 

Redress Scheme for survivors of historical abuse in residential care in Scotland – acknowledgement of the harms of the past

I write on behalf of NHS Scotland Boards to formally confirm that all 22 Boards have committed to participating in the redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in residential care in Scotland via the Redress Payments Determined approach.

We understand that in order to be publicly listed as a scheme contributor, and therefore be included in the waiver provisions, organisations must both contribute a fair and meaningful financial contribution and provide the acknowledgement required by section 14 of the Act. 

We acknowledge the wrongfulness of historical child abuse, and the harm this caused to survivors.  We offer our full and sincere apologies to anyone who suffered harm and abuse while in the care of NHS Scotland.

We, as Scotland’s NHS Boards, recognise that this scheme seeks to acknowledge and provide tangible recognition of past harm, and its impact on survivors.  Participation in the redress scheme is a practical part of our national apology to children who suffered harm while in NHS care.

Further, we recognise that financial redress is only one aspect of acknowledging past harm within care settings for vulnerable children in Scotland.

I hereby confirm in writing that all 22 NHS Scotland Health Boards (detailed below) agree to contribute. Boards will pay for their share of all cases allocated to them, which names an institution ran by them as a relevant care setting. 

All 22 of Scotland’s NHS Boards are fully committed to supporting the Redress Scheme. By contributing to the Scheme, we are setting out the commitment from NHS Scotland to support survivors and take steps to provide some redress for past trauma.

We therefore commit to living our values of care and compassion by pledging to be open, transparent and caring in how we engage with anyone who was in the care of NHS Scotland and who makes an application for a redress payment.

Yours sincerely

Ralph Roberts
Chief Executive, NHS Borders
Chair, NHS Scotland Board Chief Executives

 

Poor Servants of the Mother of God

The Trustees of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, a charity established by trust deed dated 5 April 1959 (registered in England and Wales with charity number 227931) of Maryfield Convent, Mount Angelus Road, Roehampton, London SW15 4JA
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Poor Servants of the Mother of God: acknowledgement letter

 

The Trustees of the Congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God acknowledge with sadness the wrongfulness of any and every form of abuse and harm suffered by children in care in many institutions in Scotland in former years.

In solidarity with other religious orders, the Congregation wishes to be part of Scotland Redress Scheme.

The Trustees appreciate the compassion, graciousness and effort that the Scotland Redress Scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government portrays in setting up this Scheme for the benefit of Survivors.

They hope and pray that such unfortunate situations will never arise again.

Sr.  Rosarii O'Connor
Congregational Leader and Chair of Trustees
December 2021

 

Rossie Young People’s Trust

Rossie Young People’s Trust, a company incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC157602 and having its registered office at Rossie Secure Accommodation Services, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TW
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £500,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Rossie Young People’s Trust: acknowledgement letter

 

Rossie Young People's Trust has worked very closely with your staff over the past two years to contribute to the development of all aspects of the Scheme.

Rossie Young People's Trust is a provider of care, education, health and psychological services to the most vulnerable young people across Scotland and the UK. We are a high performing and sector leading service that has invested heavily in ensuring all young people who live with us get the best quality services, provided by highly trained staff who understand the trauma our young people will have experienced in their lives. Our relentless determination for improvement  demonstrates that we abhor any form of abuse or neglect. We recognise, and are both privileged and proud that we are pivotal in the lives of our young people and continue to make significant positive differences to their futures. We count ourselves fortunate that our former residents stay in touch and know they can rely on our support if they need it. Our young people are part of the "Rossie Family" regardless of the length of time it has been since they lived with us.

As a service provider we have been actively engaged with the Scottish Government in discussions related to the development of Redress Scotland. This is a national historical scheme for children and young people who were placed in residential care and did not receive the care, support, kindness and development opportunities they deserved.

As part of the national landscape of care providers we have chosen to be part of the collective endeavour to demonstrate that abuse of children and young people of any form is not acceptable to us. Consequently, we are making a financial contribution to Redress Scotland in recognition of the harms which have been done through historical child abuse.

Carole Richardson
Chair, Board of Governors

December 2021

The Royal Blind Asylum and School Edinburgh, known as Sight Scotland

Sight Scotland, a statutory corporation established by Royal Charter (registered as a charity in Scotland with charity number SC017167) and having its principal office at: 2A Robertson Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 1PZ
Date added to contributor list: 31 May 2022
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Sight Scotland acknowledgement letter

 

I am writing to confirm that the Board of Sight Scotland has agreed to our participation in the Redress Scotland scheme which is now operational following your statement in parliament on 8 December 2021.

We recognise the importance of the establishment of Redress Scotland to acknowledge and provide reparation for the damage caused by historic child abuse for survivors. We understand the importance of the role survivors of abuse have themselves played in making the case for this scheme to be established. We welcome their involvement in developing the proposals which have been brought into effect by the Redress for Survivors (Historical Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021.

We wish to play our role in acknowledging, as a country, the damage caused by historic abuse in Scotland and in apologising for failing to ensure every young person in care was protected from abuse and the suffering it has caused.

We were very saddened to learn in September 2018 that the Royal Blind School had been added to the list of organisations which were the focus of investigation by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. We stated then that we would fully cooperate with the process of the Inquiry. We will take the same approach of openness and engagement with Redress Scotland. This reflects our recognition of the importance of safeguarding in our services today and the ethos we have established in current service provision which respects the rights and dignity of everyone we support.

We also understand that the emphasis we place on safeguarding today cannot undo the damage caused to anyone who has been the victim of historic abuse. We wish to offer heartfelt and unreserved apologies for anyone who suffered abuse while in the care of the Royal Blind School. We will publish on our website this statement acknowledging the wrongfulness of, and the harm caused by historical child abuse, in accordance with the provisions of membership of the scheme.

 

Craig Spalding
Chief Executive

 

The Salesians of Don Bosco

The Trustees of the Salesians of Don Bosco UK, an unincorporated association of religious men (registered as a charity in England and Wales with charity number 233779 and in Scotland with charity number SC039294), of Salesian Provincial Office, Thornleigh House, Sharples Park, Bolton BL1 6PQ
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Salesians of Don Bosco: acknowledgement letter

 

I write as the Provincial of the British (GBR) Province of the Religious Congregation the Salesians of Don Bosco, that works as the registered charity the Salesians of Don Bosco UK, to inform you of the Salesian Trustees' decision to participate in the Redress Scotland provision as a Payments Determined Contributor.

The Salesians of Don Bosco were the providers of the following historical residential care provision in Scotland:

1.    St Teresa's (residential care home for boys), Hillside House, Aberdour, Fife, KY3 ORH (19501960).
2.    St John Bosco School (Approved School and then List D School for boys), Hillside House, Aberdour, Fife, KY3 ORH (1960-1983).
3.    Bosco House (residential care home for boys), 7 Hamilton Road, Mount Vernon, Glasgow, (332 9QD (1972-1984).

Accompanying your introduction of the Redress Bill, as Deputy First Minister, was the clear statement that 'Scotland has a moral imperative to address the wrongs of the past, while acknowledging that nothing can ever make up for the suffering that survivors have endured' as a result of abuse suffered as children in care.

As a past provider of childcare provision in Scotland, we the Salesians of Don Bosco, acknowledge with the deepest regret our share in the wrongs of the past, and our responsibility to reach out to those who were abused in the homes and school that we provided. The fundamental principles of dignity, respect and compassion for survivors of abuse, that underline the Redress Scheme, are principles with which we identify and which we wish to embrace as a scheme Contributor.

St John Bosco, our founder, working for the poor and homeless youth of 19th century Turin saw the young he worked for as 'that part of human society which is so exposed and yet so rich in promise'. Abuse can, and does, impact that promise.

We commend the Scottish Government's initiative in introducing and securing parliamentary approval for the Redress Scotland provision.

Rev J G Briody SDB
Provincial
December 2021

 

Save the Children UK

The Save the Children Fund, known as Save the Children UK, a company limited by guarantee with registered number 00178159 (and registered as a charity in England and Wales with charity number 213890 and in Scotland with charity number SC039570), with its registered office at 1 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4AR and with its Scotland head office at Prospect House, 5 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DF
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £500,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Save the Children UK: acknowledgement letter

 

We are writing to you to confirm Save the Children's participation in Redress Scotland.

Save the Children is committed to playing our part in the collective national effort to address historic child abuse. Survivors want, and deserve, to be listened to, heard, and believed and be treated with dignity and compassion. We recognise the importance of this scheme to survivors and acknowledge the strength and courage of all those who have come forward, campaigned for, and shaped the redress scheme.

Save the Children offers our sincere, unreserved and heartfelt apologies to anyone who suffered harm and abuse as children while in our care. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, to keep them safe and take action in relation to any incidents of abuse. There is no time limit on our accountability to children. Any and all claims of abuse are distressing. Nothing can undo those wrongs but we hope by signing up to the redress scheme and working with the Scottish Government, we can encourage survivors of abuse to come forward and access redress.

Between 1958 and 1995 Save the Children managed Harmeny School, providing specialist services to children with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. Following a review in the  early 1990s, it was agreed Harmeny would become an independent charitable body. The school was transferred to the Harmeny Education Trust in 1995, which remains responsible for the School today. Save the Children has not provided residential care services in Scotland since 1995.

In our work with families today, the safety of children is paramount in all we do and this is reflected in our safeguarding policies and practice. We are committed to ensuring we strive to protect the children and families we work with to the highest possible standards. And we will continue to learn lessons from  our past. We are fully committed to working with you and  others to  support children to  reach their potential and to ensure this is done as safely as possible.

Thank you to you and  your officials for  all  your  work in  establishing  the  scheme and  your support in  our participation.

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Hines
Chief Executive

Claire Telfer
Head of Scotland

7 December 2021

 

Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Prison Service is an Executive agency of the Scottish Ministers.
Date added to contributor list: 8 December 2021
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place where abuse took place
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Scottish Prison Service: acknowledgement letter

 

The Scottish Prison Service on behalf of Scottish Ministers,  fully support and are committed to the opportunity to participate in the redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland.

As part of the national collective to endeavour to address the harms of the past, it is of vital importance that we firstly acknowledge the harm that children experienced whilst in our care and state that the experiences of children who have experienced abuse are not to be underestimated.  We understand that we cannot repair those experiences, but we do want to do all that we can in redress. 

In taking this step, the Scottish Prison Service accept unreservedly that many children were hurt and damaged while in our care.  We believe those children suffered physical and emotional trauma and abuse when we were entrusted with their care.  We acknowledge and wholly accept the pain and suffering inflicted on victims and survivors which has a profound and enduring impact. 

Without reservation, we apologise for the suffering to each child and deeply regret the way their lives have been impacted by the enduring effects of abuse.  In acknowledging the wrongfulness and the harm of historical child abuse, we are sorry for not listening better, are sorry for not hearing better and are sorry for not always trusting the words of children.  We fully accept we must do better to protect all children in our care. 

As a participant in the scheme we note that we will be publicly listed as the Scottish Prison Service, through the Redress Payments Determined route (a case by case approach). As part of this we will contribute up to two-thirds or £10,000, whichever is greater, of every application which Scottish Ministers determine is to be allocated to the Scottish Prison Service.  

Teresa Medhurst
Interim Chief Executive, SPS
December 2021

 

The Sisters of Nazareth

The members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, a voluntary association of religious women known as the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, represented by The Trustees for the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth Generalate, a charity established by trust deed dated 1 October 2010 (registered in England and Wales with charity number 1138876) of St Michaels, Nazareth House, 169-175 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DB.
Date added to contributor list: 1 February 2022
Commitment made by contributor: Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £5,750,000
Date removed from contributor list (if relevant):
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no):

Sisters of Nazareth: acknowledgement letter

 

The Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth apologises wholeheartedly and unreservedly to each child who suffered any form of abuse whilst in our care in Scotland. We are deeply saddened by the pain and distress that you suffered and may be continuing to suffer. We hope this renewed public apology and participation in the redress scheme will assist with the process of healing and reconciliation.

Sister Brenda McCall
Superior General
January 2022

 

 

Contact

Email enquiries about the statutory scheme: redress@gov.scot
If you are unsure of the organisation with responsibility for a particular care setting we will do our best to advise. Telephone: 0808 196 1502

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