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Creation of a forum for adults placed in care supported by the Health Committee, 27/05/13 [S]

Proposals to create a National Confidential Forum (NCF), which will provide an opportunity for adults who were placed in institutional care as children to recount their experiences, including abuse, have been supported by the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee.

The Committee has published their stage one report into the proposals which are outlined as part of the Victims and Witnesses Bill. The rest of the proposals within this Bill are being scrutinised by the Justice Committee.

Convener of the Committee Duncan McNeil MSP said:

“What we want to make sure is that the Forum is not seen as a panacea. The experiences of each and every child that suffered whilst in care are personal and individual to them. As adults the support packages in place should reflect that and be tailored to their own personal needs. It should not be a one size fits all model.” 

For full details see the Scottish Parliament website.

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Creation of a forum for adults placed in care supported by the Health Committee