Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Scotland: Systematic child abuse claims published
Dozens of accounts of systematic abuse in Scottish schools, residential homes and hospitals have been published.
The allegations released by the National Confidential Forum include child sex abuse, violence and bullying.
Many of the 59 testimonies describe a "veil of secrecy" within institutions, with victims and witnesses scared to speak out.
The majority of those who described their childhood experiences are now aged in their 50s.
However, some were in care as recently as five years ago, while others were sharing experiences from 80 years ago. (more...)