Sunday, May 31, 2015

Scotland’s victims of institutional child abuse will be given a voice

Angela Constance
ANGELA Constance has vowed to give a voice to Scotland’s victims of institutional child abuse.

The Education Secretary said “dark secrets of the past” must be exposed after launching a huge probe into the issue.

On Thursday, Constance announced that QC Susan O’Brien will lead a four-year nationwide inquiry with power to compel organisations and individuals to participate.

O’Brien, who headed up the inquiry into the failings which led to the 2001 death of Edinburgh baby Caleb Ness by his own father, will hear testimony from victims abused while in care.

Cases will include those from church-run homes and residential schools such as St Ninian’s in Gartmore, Stirlingshire.  (more...)


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