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Material connected with the Scottish Government's Care Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.



PDF Document Scottish Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell's statement to the Scottish Parliament concerning the Scottish Human Rights Commission InterAction plan and with regard to a national inquiry into historical abuse in Scotland, 11/11/2014 (PDF format).

PDF Document Scottish Human Rights Commission press release following the Scottish Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell's statement to the Scottish Parliament, 11/11/2014 (PDF format).

PDF Document Notes from a meeting between FBGA and other victims-survivors and Scottish Government Ministers to highlight the case for implementation of the InterAction Summary Plan, 13/08/14 (PDF format).

PDF Document New Head and Members appointed to National Confidential Forum. June 30, 2014 (PDF format). Also available in html here.

Scottish Parliament debates the historical abuse issues. Official report of the meeting of 30th April 2014, pages 43 to 53.

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill passes Thursday 12th December 2013. The Survivor Scotland team are pleased to announce that the National Confidential Forum, as part of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill, was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 12 December 2013. We would like to express our thanks to all the survivors, former residents, professionals, and other stakeholders who have contributed to the many consultations and stakeholder groups. Sharing your experiences and views have helped to inform the Bill and will continue to help the implementation of the NCF.

PDF Document The Survivor Scotland team would like to hear your views on how you think they should be engaging with you regarding the future development of Scotland Survivor Strategy and the National Confidential Forum. Their document on stakeholder engagement can be found here. Please send your views to Linda Watters or Anne MacDonald. You can also write to them at The Survivor Scotland Team, Adult Care and Support Division, 2ER, St Andrews House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG or call 0131 244 1723 (PDF format).

PDF Document Please find the FBGA submission for the Scottish Government National Confidential Forum consultation, December 2012 (PDF format). Also follow the next link to see other submissions to this consultation.

National Confidential Forum - a consultation on the creation of a Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse in Residential Care - Consultation Responses, 07/12/12.

Also see the recently published National Confidential Forum Consultation Analysis Report which you can access here, 07/01/13.

PDF Document The Survivor Scotland team are arranging the following events for Survivors and groups, August and September 2012 (PDF format). Html version here.

The Scottish Government has now commenced a National Confidential Forum consultation process to establish a forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in residential care. Follow the links to page 1 and page 2 of the consultation document. This process follows on from the Time To Be Heard (TTBH) pilot whereby the Scottish Government agreed to introduce legislation to establish a National Confidential Forum. By responding to this consultation you will assist former residents of Quarriers Homes and other former residents from other institutions who suffered abuse in-care, but did not have the opportunity to participate in TTBH. This National Confidential Forum consultation provides you with an opportunity to express your own views and opinions individually and collectively on this important proposed piece of legislation and will inform and enhance this work. Please contact FBGA if you have any questions about the consulation process.

PDF Document Making Justice Work for Victims and Witnesses Victims and Witnesses Bill - A Consultation Paper Submission on behalf of Former Boys and Girls Abused of Quarriers Homes (FBGA), 12/07/12 (PDF format).

PDF Document National Confidential Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse in Care Scoping Project on Children in Care in Scotland, 1930 - 2005 by Andrew Kendrick and Moyra Hawthorn, University of Strathclyde, June 2012 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA proposed questions for the National Confidential Forum Consultation, 15/05/12 (PDF format). Html version here.

PDF Document FBGA have accepted an invitation to participate on the National Confidential Forum Reference group being set-up by the Scottish Government. Please find attached the proposed Draft Remit of the National Confidential Forum Reference group, April 2012 (PDF format).

PDF Document Health and Sport Committee 3rd report 2013 (Session 4). Report to the Justice Committee on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill. Published by the Scottish Parliament on 27 May 2013 (PDF format). Or access the report via the Scottish Parliament website here.

Link to the Scottish Health and Sports Committee who have been scrutising issues relating to the proposed National Confidental Forum. All the submissions by various groups including FBGA can be found there.

In addition FBGA have given oral evidence to the committee. Please follow this link to the YouTube video.

YouTube link to all the evidence sessions of the Scottish Health Committee. These can be accessed by searching the YouTube Scottish Health Committee playlist and selecting the individual evidence sessions by date.

PDF Document The Scottish Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, and Scottish officials give evidence to Scottish Health Committee regarding the proposed National Confidential Forum, see official report dated 30/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document Quarriers and other organisations including the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland give evidence to Scottish Health Committee regarding the proposed National Confidential Forum, see official report dated 23/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document Report of the Scottish Health Committee 16/04/13 Report of the Scottish Health Committee 16/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA and INCAS give evidence to the Scottish Health Committee, see report dated 26/03/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA supplementary written submission in response to evidence provided by the CLA, Quarriers, Who Cares Scotland, Scottish Care Inspectorate, Catholic Church, In Care Survivor Scotland Service and the Church of Scotland, 29/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA supplementary evidence submission to Scottish Parliament, Health and Sports Committee, 22/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA submission to Scottish Parliament, Health and Sports Committee, 19/04/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA submission to Scottish Parliament, Health and Sports Committee, 11/03/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA letter sent to the Scottish Petitions Committee, 17/01/13 (PDF format).

PDF Document Consultation on the proposal to develop an Acknowledgement and Accountability approach for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Summary Account of Acknowledgement and Accountability Consultation, June 2009 (PDF format).

PDF Document Uncertain Legacies: Resilience and Institutional Child Abuse - A Literature Review This report summarises the findings from a literature review on resilience and institutional abuse, specifically the abuse of children in residential care. The study was conducted in response to a recommendation in the Report on Time To Be Heard: A Pilot Forum (2011), which heard evidence from adults who had been looked after in Quarriers children's homes at various times between the 1930s and the 1980s. The Forum recorded the testimonies of ninety eight individuals, some of whom had experienced abuse while resident in the homes, and provided a means publicly to acknowledge the distress and suffering they had endured. This literature review sought to identify definitions of resilience and the factors associated with increasing resilience... The author Ellie Conway, PhD Student, Scottish Government Health Analytical Services, would like to thank the supervisory team at the Scottish Government for all their guidance and support, and in particular Professor Thanos Karatzias of Edinburgh Napier University for his generous help and advice throughout this review. Thanks also to the independent peer reviewers for their constructive input during the final stages, 26/06/12 (PDF format).


Summary Account of Acknowledgement and Accountability Consultation. The Scottish Government, Health and Community Care, 02/06/09.

A general summary and analysis undertaken by the Scottish Government with regards to the Consultation submission documents. The Scottish Government, Health and Community Care, 04/06/09.

FBGA have put the following three documents up separately to help and assist you all.

PDF Document 1. Responding to the Scottish Government consultation regarding the "Acknowledgement and Accountability Forum" (PDF format).

PDF Document 2. Handling Responses to the Scottish Government consultation regarding the "Acknowledgement and Accountability Forum" (PDF format).

PDF Document 3. Questions seeking views on whether Scotland should adopt an acknowledgement and accountability model and how this might be done? (PDF format).

We would like to extend our thanks to Mr Peter Garsden of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers for highlighting the Scottish Government's "Acknowledgement and Accountabilty Forum" on their website.

Confidential Forum for Former In-Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals in New Zealand.

PDF Document Terms of Reference of the Confidential Forum for Former In-Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals in New Zealand (PDF format).

Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into Incare Abuse.

Justice Kaufman report 2002, into Incare Abuse issues concerning Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia, Canadian care workers sue for mental suffering after being falsely accused by Donalee Moulton, OHS Canada, September 2003.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Canada.

Republic of Ireland Residential Institutions Redress Board.

PDF Document The Scottish Government Primary and Community Care Directorate, Adult Care and Support Division: Proposal to Develop an Acknowledgement and Accountability Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse 10/10/08 (PDF format). Or click here for online copy.

Tom Shaw Historic Abuse Systemic Review: One Year On. The Scottish Government is hosting a free seminar to detail progress to date following the publication of the Shaw review in November 2007 and its recommendations. The Government's response to the wider concerns on the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse through the SurvivorScotland strategy will also be presented along with new developments. This event provides an important opportunity for you to learn about progress and contribute to shaping future policy to meet the needs of In Care survivors. To all Survivors who wish to attend please ensure you register early to confirm your attendance on Tuesday 25th November 2008 at the Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Click here for registration details.

PDF Document FBGA would like to update all historical abuse survivors of Scotland with regards recent developments October 2008 (PDF format).

In Care Survivors Service Scotland. A partnership led by Open Secret - free helpline 0800 121 6027.

The Scottish Government announce the Terms of Reference for the Kerelaw Joint Inquiry 07/11/07.

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions from around the world.

PDF Document FBGA statement in response to Ministerial announcement regarding "Truth and Reconciliation", 08/02/08 (PDF format).

A Scottish Truth and Reconciliation Forum is to be set up to support adults who suffered childhood abuse, initially focusing on the needs of survivors of historic abuse in residential care. The Scottish Government, 07/02/08.

PDF Document Care Leavers' lend support to Historical Abuse Survivors. Care Leavers' Association Draft Policy Statement on Abuse in Care submitted to the In-Care Abuse Survivors Sub-Group, 04/02/08 (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA recommends and proposes to the Scottish Government a fully Integrated Service Provision Specification for Historical Abuse Survivors 04/02/08 (PDF format).

PDF Document Law Lords landmark abuse ruling 30/01/08 (PDF format).


PDF Document "Reducing the Risk: Improving the response to sex offending." The Report of the Expert Panel on Sex Offending Chaired by Lady Cosgrove (PDF format).

PDF Document The Report of the Scottish Executive Short-Life Working Group on the care needs of people who have survived childhood sexual abuse, 2005 (PDF format).

PDF Document Adam Ingram Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Ministerial announcement, 08/12/07 (PDF format).

Questions put to "Who Cares Scotland" by the FBGA 15/08/07.

PDF Document "Who Cares Scotland" responds to FBGA questions regarding subgroup (PDF format).

PDF Document Scottish Government Generic Procurement Principles (PDF format).


PDF Document Scottish Government Generic Procurement Process (PDF format).


The Scottish Government: Kerelaw Inquiry Documents.

PDF Document Dedicated Integrated Sevices proposal by FBGA and accessible to all Survivors in Scotland, 12/09/07 (PDF format).

PDF Document SNP Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon supports calls for an Independent Inquiry into Quarriers Homes, 24/09/2004 (PDF format).

The current Scottish National Party deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon called on the Labour Minister Mr Peter Peacock for a Public Inquiry or a Social Work Services Inquiry into Quarriers Homes past abuse issues in 2004. Mr Peacock turned her down.

As part of FBGA’s commitment to help provide help and support services for ALL survivors in Scotland, we have engaged with the Scottish Executive and others to explore common ground to the benefit of ALL survivors no matter which institution they devolve from. We have submitted the following discussion paper for a proposed fully inclusive health and social care integrated service with the inclusion of Survivors and their group representatives.

This will be followed by draft models of care which we intend to submit for discussion also. We will also put forward further proposals and other plans as part of a complete package. The role and imput of survivors and survivor representatives is encompassed in all the models.

We believe as group representing Quarriers Homes victims-survivors that it is for professional practitioners to provide this primary care in the first instance.



The Scottish Executive's web page on Care Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

PDF Document Survivor Scotland: A Survivor-Centered Strategic Approach For Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF format).

PDF Document FBGA leaflet distributed at the Survivor Scotland Conference, 28/02/07 (PDF format).

PDF Document Flyer for the Survivor Scotland Conference, 28/02/07 (PDF format).

Email from David Whelan to the FBGA membership regarding the Survivor Scotland Conference, 28/02/07

Survivor Scotland: In Care and Institutional Abuse Sub Group. Preliminary findings from Questionnaire November 2007.

Update from FBGA, following a meeting with Scottish Officials.

Victim support framework document by H.M. Aitken, 10/05/07.

The FBGA are pleased to announce that it will be participating on a sub-group set-up by the Scottish Executive to look into the issues concerning in-care abuse survivors and the current service provision position in Scotland for such survivors.

As part of FBGA’s commitment to help provide help and support services for ALL survivors in Scotland, we have engaged with the Scottish Executive and others to explore common ground to the benefit of ALL survivors no matter which institution they devolve from. We have submitted the following discussion paper for a proposed fully inclusive health and social care integrated service with the inclusion of Survivors and their group representatives.

This will be followed by draft models of care which we intend to submit for discussion also. We will also put forward further proposals and other plans as part of a complete package. The role and imput of survivors and survivor representatives is encompassed in all the models.

We believe as group representing Quarriers Homes victims-survivors that it is for professional practitioners to provide this primary care in the first instance.


PDF Document Referral pathway process within the service provision for survivors proposal, 16/07/07 (PDF format).

PDF Document Flow charts of fully inclusive services which the FBGA are proposing for survivors, July 2007 (PDF format).

FBGA Mission Statement and Objectives submitted to the Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) August 2007.

Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Agenda 25/06/2007.

Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Agenda 04/02/2008.

PDF Document Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Minutes 25/06/2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Minutes 30/07/2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Minutes 27/08/2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Minutes 10/12/2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document Sub-group (In-care Abuse Survivors) Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Agenda for 10/12/2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document Dedicated Integrated Sevices proposal by FBGA and accessible to all Survivors in Scotland, 12/09/07 (PDF format).


Correspondence between the FBGA and Inverclyde Council

FBGA contact Inverclyde Council and its leader Mr John Mundell who are currently responsible for Quarriers and ask why they have failed in their duty and not carried out an Inquiry into past abuse, 31/07/07.

PDF Document Letter from Mr Ian Fraser, Corporate Director of Education and Social Care, Inverclyde Council, to David Whelan 10/09/2007 (PDF format).

Letter from David Whelan to Mr Ian Fraser, Corporate Director of Education and Social Care, Inverclyde Council, 10/10/2007.

 
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