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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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

Scotland head office:
Prospect House
5 Thistle Street

Date added to contributor list

8 December 2021

Date removed from contributor list (if relevant): N/A
Removal with retrospective effect (yes/no): N/A

Commitment made

Pay agreed proportion of all determined cases where relevant as a place of abuse up to the maximum agreed figure of £500,000.

Acknowledgment 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


Email enquiries about the statutory scheme:
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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