Scottish child abuse inquiry hearings begin

Written by Tom Freeman on 31 May 2017 in News

Scottish child abuse inquiry gets underway in Edinburgh later today

Lady Smith - Scottish Government

The first hearings in Scottish child abuse inquiry are to get underway in Edinburgh today.

The inquiry, chaired by Lady Smith, will look into allegations of historical abuse of children in residential care, including in schools and religious institutions.

Organisations will be joined by survivor groups in giving evidence to the inquiry.


RELATED CONTENT

 


The inquiry has been plagued with problems, including the resignation of all original panel members including chair Susan O'Brien QC. 

Survivor groups have expressed a lack of confidence in the process.

When she was appointed Lady Smith said: "We are determined to find out what happened, where, how and why, what was the conduct and what were the failings of institutions and others entrusted with the care and protection of children."

Tags

Tags

Related Articles

Grenfell: Before the healing must come justice
14 December 2017

Warm words are not enough for survivors of the Grenfell fire disaster who are still homeless and desperate

Scottish Police Authority ‘paid for DCC tax bill’
8 December 2017

Audit Scotland reports "unacceptable" spending levels of public money at the Scottish Police Authority

Wildlife crime falls by 8% in 2016
8 December 2017

While the overall number of recorded crimes fell from 284 instances in 2014/15 to 261 in 2015/16, the number of crimes involving hunting with dogs rose to its highest in five years

Share this page