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

September 4th, 2019

This will require legislation to be passed by the Scottish Parliament.  On 2 September 2019, the Deputy First Minister launched a public consultation, the results of which will directly inform the legislation that will underpin the development of the redress scheme. It will run for 12 weeks, closing on 25 November.

In October 2018 the Deputy First Minister committed to establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland.  This will require legislation to be passed by the Scottish Parliament.  Today [4 September 2019] the Deputy First Minister launched a public consultation, the results of which will directly inform the legislation that will underpin the development of the redress scheme. It will run for 12 weeks, closing on 25 November.

You can find information on the consultation, including details on how to respond here https://consult.gov.scot/redress-survivor-relations/financial-redress-historical-child-abuse-in-care

An information note which provides further background information is available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/financial-redress-for-survivors-of-child-abuse-in-care-information-note/The associated press release can be found here https://www.gov.scot/news/consultation-on-financial-redress/.  

The Scottish Government is aware that there are survivors who may not live long enough to apply to the statutory redress scheme. We have taken steps to ensure that they are able to access redress. The Advance Payment Scheme, for those with a terminal illness or age 70 or over, opened on 25 April 2019. Further information is available at https://www.gov.scot/policies/child-protection/supporting-child-abuse-survivors/.

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