Current/ Future Priorities

SurvivorScotland Strategic Outcomes and Priorities 2015-17

Scotland is one of the few countries in the world to have actively taken steps to acknowledge and address the devastating effects of childhood abuse. It has been through the dedication and bravery of survivors who have spoken out about their own experiences and campaigned relentlessly to have their voices heard that the Scottish Government has listened and responded.

We have learned a lot about what matters to survivors and what services they need. Work to date has highlighted the complexity of issues which surround those who have been abused and the need for coordinated, integrated resources, care, treatment and support.

We know more about what matters to survivors and that services need to be responsive to their individual needs and personal outcomes. A continued focus for the work of the SurvivorScotland policy team will be to improve and develop our workforce and the services they deliver that treat, care for and support survivors across all domains of health and wellbeing including physical, psychological and social in a person centred approach.

A delivery approach has been developed which embeds the views of survivors. SurvivorScotland Strategic Outcomes and Priorities 2015-17 [PDF - 427kB [PDF - 427kB]]