Report 3 : International Perspectives – a Descriptive Summary: Consultation and Engagement on a Potential Financial Compensation/Redress Scheme for Victims/Survivors of Abuse in Care

Andrew Kendrick, Sharon McGregor, Estelle Carmichael

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In January 2017, The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), in partnership with the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) InterAction Action Plan Review Group1 (Review Group), was commissioned by the Scottish Government2 to take forward a consultation and engagement exercise on a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for individuals who experienced abuse in care in Scotland, as defined by the Terms of Reference of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI)3 . The main purpose of the consultation and engagement exercise was to gather evidence: * For the Scottish Government to consider when making its decision on whether to establish a financial compensation/redress scheme * To inform the Review Group in its development of key recommendations for suggested next steps The key focus was a national consultation with victims/survivors. From the outset, it included victim/survivor representation and used a collaborative approach to the development of the actual process of the consultation and engagement activity, as well as to questionnaire design. In addition, a review was undertaken of available information on financial compensation/redress schemes for victims/survivors of abuse in care that have been implemented around the world. Engagement work was also carried out with residential and foster care providers and other relevant professional groups to gather their initial, high-level views. This report relates to the review of ten selected schemes around the world. It provides a brief overview of relevant information available on selected financial compensation/redress schemes that have been implemented around the world (see review methodology 1.6). This is one of a series of four reports: * Report 1: Executive summary of the consultation with victim/survivors of abuse in care * Report 2: Analysis and findings of the consultation of victims/survivors of abuse in care * Report 3: International Perspectives – a descriptive summary * Report 4: Initial perspectives from residential and foster care service providers and other relevant professional groups In addition to the four reports, the Review Group has submitted a series of key recommendations to the Scottish Government. Details of these can be found in Report 1 and Report 2.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages88
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2018


  • child welfare
  • abuse victims
  • financial compensation
  • Scotland
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Western Australia
  • child abuse
  • Jersey

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