Action Plan on Justice for Victims Print

The Scottish Human Rights Commission are pleased to present an Action Plan on Justice for Victims of Historic Abuse of Children in Care.

This document is the product of a year long process called an 'InterAction' in which those affected by historic child abuse (including survivors, institutions, government, residential care workers and others) came together to discuss how justice and remedies for survivors of historic abuse should be achieved.

Many individuals and organisations have given their views to help create this Action Plan over a period of a year. We are sharing it with you so that you can also give your feedback.

The Action Plan aims to achieve two main things (the outcomes) and under each outcome there is a series of commitments (things that need to be done to help achieve the outcome).

  • Outcome 1: Historic Abuse is acknowledged and meaningful apologies are given.
  • Outcome 2: Accountability- survivors of historic abuse will have access to justice, effective remedies and reparation.

We warmly invite you read the Action Plan and tell us what steps you think need to be taken to deliver the outcomes above. There is a form at the back of the document you can use to write your answers.

We will consider all the responses we receive and any changes that might be required as a result of the feedback we get. The Action Plan will then be completed and published later in 2014.

Please email your responses to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send them to the address at the bottom of the page no later than 25th April 2014.

Alternatively, we will also consider other ways of receiving feedback, including in person and over the phone. Please call 0141 444 8551 to arrange this.

Thank you for your contribution towards this important piece of work.

Yours Sincerely

Alan Miller, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission.