Holyrood committee calls for views on the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Scotland Bill

24.08.2020

The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee is seeking views on the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill aims to create a redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland. 

The scheme is designed to address the harm caused by historical abuse in various care settings in Scotland. 

Committee Convener, Clare Adamson MSP said:

“This is an important piece of legislation that seeks to provide practical measures to address the harm caused by historical child abuse in care in Scotland.

“The Bill aims to treat survivors with dignity and respect. The Scottish Government says it is part of facing up to the wrongs of the past with compassion.

“We want to hear views on whether the Bill will achieve what it sets out to do and whether the Bill will create an effective redress scheme for survivors.

“Our Committee, therefore, wants to hear from survivors whether the Bill meets those aspirations, where it is sensitive to survivors’ needs and delivers a scheme of meaningful redress.

The deadline for views is 2 October 2020.

How to make a submission about the Bill:

Full details of how to make a submission can be found on the Committee’s page here.

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