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Financial Redress for Historical Child Abuse in Care – Pre-Legislative Consultation

A consultation is seeking views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland for historical child abuse in care.

It will also address scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

In October last year, the Deputy First Minister made a commitment to introduce a statutory redress scheme, following the receipt of recommendations from a consultation with survivors carried out in 2017.

Those recommendations form the starting point for this consultation and are referenced throughout.

The consultation is a necessary part of the pre-legislative process for the Scottish Parliament to consider and approve draft legislation. It seeks further detail on the key findings from the 2017 consultation, covers a wider range of issues, and provides an opportunity for all interested parties to express their views now there is a firm commitment to introduce a financial redress scheme in Scotland.

To take part in the consultation click here: consult.gov.scot/financial-redress-historical