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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11039: Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 1 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when its consultation on financial redress for in-care survivors will be launched.

Answered by: John Swinney 4 September 2017

The launch of the consultation exploring options for a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for victim/survivors of abuse in care takes place on 4 September 2017. The consultation will run for a period of 12 weeks. It has been prepared by 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, which includes survivor representatives. I would encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to submit their views to the consultation.

After the consultation has closed, CELCIS and the SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group will review the findings, along with views of other interested parties, and evidence and key lessons from other countries. The partnership then intends to produce an options paper with recommendations for the Scottish Government to consider.