In Care Abuse
In Care and Institutional Abuse
From the 1990’s, recognition of the widespread abuse of children whilst in care has increased. Large-scale investigations and inquiries across the world have been instrumental in helping us understand the scale of the problem and the devastating effects on in care survivors.
SurvivorScotland’s remit includes all forms of childhood abuse, but highlighting and addressing the long-term effects on survivors of any type of childhood abuse whilst in care is a key priority.
'In Care' is any residential care setting:
- Local authority children’s homes
- Approved schools
- Hospital care
- Kinship care
- Respite care
- Foster care placements
‘Institutional’ is a home organised through an institution, including:
- Religious orders
- Other charitable organisations
Time to be Heard pilot forum
100 people who spent time in Quarrier’s homes as children are telling us their experiences, good or bad. This pilot program is helping us test out whether having a forum of this kind is useful for survivors and other former residents. Time to be Heard is part of the Survivor Scotland Strategy.
Find out more about the Time to be Heard pilot forum
In Care Survivors Service Scotland (ICSSS)
The Scottish Government commissioned a national support service for adult in care survivors, launched in November 2008. In Care Survivors Service Scotland provides information; advice, support counseling and advocacy for in care survivors and their families across Scotland.