Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

New legislation to extend the 3-year time limit that prevents childhood abuse survivors from claiming civil damages, has been published in the Scottish Parliament.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney also said that the terms of reference for the inquiry would be amended so that it would be clearly only relating to those who were children in care when the abuse occurred.  He told MSPs that calls to broaden the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry beyond those who were in residential or foster care would have added years to the inquiry and would be “failing” survivors.

Those abused but who were not ‘in care’ and were in the legal care of their parents will not be able to submit evidence.

Read more: http://news.gov.scot/speeches-and-briefings/update-on-issues-relating-to-the-scottish-child-abuse-inquiry

 

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