Report 2 : Analysis and Findings of the Consultation with Victims/Survivors : Consultation and Engagement on a Potential Financial Compensation/Redress Scheme for Victims/Survivors of Abuse in Care

Kendrick, Andrew and McGregor, Sharon and Carmichael, Estelle (2018) Report 2 : Analysis and Findings of the Consultation with Victims/Survivors : Consultation and Engagement on a Potential Financial Compensation/Redress Scheme for Victims/Survivors of Abuse in Care. [Report]

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    Abstract

    In January 2017, The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), in partnership with the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) InterAction Action Plan Review Group (Review Group) 1 , was commissioned by the Scottish Government2 to take forward a consultation and engagement exercise on a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for individuals who experienced abuse in care in Scotland, as defined by The Terms of Reference of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) 3 . The main purpose of the consultation and engagement exercise was to gather evidence:  For the Scottish Government to consider when making its decision on whether to establish a financial compensation/redress scheme  To inform the Review Group in its development of key recommendations for suggested next steps The key focus was a national consultation with victims/survivors. In addition, a review was undertaken of available information on financial compensation/redress schemes for victims/survivors of abuse in care that have been implemented around the world. Engagement work was also carried out with residential and foster care providers and other relevant professional groups to gather their initial, high-level views. This report is intended to present the analysis and findings from the consultation with victims/survivors of abuse in care. This is one of a series of four reports:  Report 1: Executive summary of the consultation with victim/survivors of abuse in care  Report 2: Analysis and findings of the consultation of victims/survivors of abuse in care  Report 3: International Perspectives – a descriptive summary  Report 4: Initial perspectives from residential and foster care service providers and other relevant professional groups In addition to the four reports, the Review Group has also submitted key recommendations to the Scottish Government and these are detailed at the end of this report.