Survivors are planning to hold their own independent inquiry into historic child abuse in Scotland.
Andy Peacher of the Fresh Start Foundation, set up to help child sex abuse victims achieve justice, said:
“Many survivors want to give evidence but are scared – there is a lack of confidence in the system. How can the inquiry claim to be independent when it’s government funded? We want to get all survivors together and launch our own, fully independent inquiry.”
The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has already cost over £3million and is due to begin hearing testimony this month. But it has been beset with problems, with three of the original four-person committee resigning.
It is now being led solely by supreme court judge, Lady Anne Smith.
A spokesman for the SCAI stressed it was independent of the Scottish Government.
He added: “The inquiry is committed to ensuring that the experiences of survivors are central to its work.”
- FRESH START FOUNDATION CONFERENCE VIDEOS PERTH, May 3rd 2017
- DETAILED LIST of Abuse in Scottish Institutions, Care Homes, Schools etc. Possibly the most comprehensive list we have (& that includes the RIDICULOUSLY PATHETIC excuse Scot Gov have on offer)