Final reports and recommendations published by Scotland’s National Confidential Forum

Year: 2021
Topic: Historical abuse, Neglect, Residential care
Author: National Confidential Forum

The National Confidential Forum, which was established under the the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014, has published its final reports, Shining a Light on Care, which includes recommendations for policy and practice to Scottish Government, and My Message for Scotland, which includes direct quotes shared with Forum members by survivors of historic institutional care in Scotland.

Based on the analysis of testimonies, Shining a Light makes 10 sets of recommendations for improving the experience of being in care for all people, and the NCF endorses and supports the recommendations contained within the Independent Care Review.

The Forum heard and recorded 174 testimonies from people and over 200 institutions were identified by the adults who spoke about being in institutional care as children.