Date lodged: 25 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry team regarding extending the remit of the inquiry to include allegations of abuse of children who were placed in the care of other family members.
Answered by: John Swinney 2 May 2019
Prior to my statement in Parliament on 17 November 2016, which included reference to the scope of the Inquiry in relation to non-residential settings (answer to S5W-22804 on 2 May 2019 refers), I consulted with Lady Smith, Chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, as I am required to do under the terms of the Inquiries Act 2005. I have had no discussions with the Inquiry about its remit since then.
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