Those eligible can apply to request an apology and redress payments ranging from £10,000 up to £100,000.
The Scheme is for people who were abused as children before 1 December 2004 if they lived in some care settings in Scotland.
The Scottish scheme covers:
You may be able to make a claim on behalf of a family member who sustained abuse as a child in a relevant care setting if they have since died. However, in order to make an application, you must be that person’s next of kin.
You can read more about this in our brochure here.
Over the years Scotland had many residential schools and orphanages, some of which were run by the local councils, but many of them were actually run by completely different entities. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry investigated the following institutions.
1.Roman Catholic orders
2. Scottish Catholic Hierarchy
3. The Archdiocese of Glasgow
4. Church of Scotland
5. Non-religious/voluntary organisations
6. Boarding schools
7. Local authority establishments
8. Healthcare establishments
9. Scottish Prison Service
A number of the above institutions have acknowledged the abuse within their institutions and have become financial contributors to the Scottish Redress Scheme, however, sadly, many institutions have still not opened admitted or acknowledged the terrible abuse children suffered whilst they were in their care.
If you or a family member have suffered due to actions that took place in Scottish care then our team of compassionate, specialist solicitors are here for you. Get in touch today for a confidential conversation about the options available to you.
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Verisona Law’s abuse team has worked tirelessly for abuse survivors, focusing intently on supporting survivors through the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme over the last few years. Verisona Law’s expert team has supported more than 136 survivors through the Lambeth scheme application process for redress and have helped their clients recover over £7.5m.
We have travelled nationwide to ensure survivors feel comfortable and supported when progressing their claims. We understand the need for support so that survivors can give the best evidence possible on their experiences which ensures all avenues and impact of the abuse are properly compensated under scheme work. We will maximise compensation with detailed knowledge of case background issues, and we are also fully experienced in sourcing appropriate experts where necessary to evidence the impact of cruelty, neglect and serious abuse. We are also fully experienced at bringing appeals to panel for scheme work. Such reviews are a factor which has been incorporated in the Scottish scheme with opportunity to apply for review of a decision within 6 months of an offer.
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