This website uses cookies for anonymised analytics and for account authentication. See our privacy and cookies policies for more information.

The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Financial redress for survivors of abuse in care

This news post is over 2 years old

Redress Scotland is looking for panel members as it aims to support those who suffered abuse in the care system

A new body is being created to help survivors of abuse in care.

Redress Scotland is a new independent, non-departmental public body that is being created by the Scottish Government.

The body will help Scotland to face up to failings of the past by establishing a national redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.

Survivors will be able to apply for a fixed rate redress payment of £10,000, or an individually assessed redress payment which will involve a more detailed examination of their experience. The individually assessed redress payment levels are set at £20,000, £40,000, £60,000, £80,000 or £100,000. They will also be offered access to some non-financial elements of redress such as acknowledgement, apology and therapeutic support.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is now looking to appoint up to 12 panel members to Redress Scotland. These appointees will be responsible for making decisions over eligibility and the levels of financial redress awarded to survivors.

You can find out more about the role and how to apply online.