Scottish Parliament passes Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill has today been passed by Parliament.  

The Bill seeks to amend the Prescription & Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 by removing the current three year limitation period in actions seeking damages in respect of personal injury where the action relates to abuse when the person who sustained the injuries was a child at the time of the abuse.  It allows the raising of claims dating as far back as 1964.  It also gives the right to resurrect claims that previously failed on the grounds of limitation.  

A link to the Bill can be found below:

http://www.parliament.scot/Limitation%20Scotland%20Bill/SPBill01S052016.pdf

This will no doubt be a welcome result to those who have suffered but begs the quesion...will the English Legal System follow?


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Schools

  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.

Charities

  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

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Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.

Perpetrators

  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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