Scotland’s child abuse inquiry to investigate ‘additional institutions’

08 July 2018 – Scotsman

The judge leading Scotland’s child abuse inquiry has said that a “significant number” of additional institutions are to be investigated. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is currently looking at allegations of physical and sexual abuse at around 70 institutions, including former children’s homes and leading boarding schools.

Last month it was announced that the time- frame of the inquiry, which has cost £13.9 million to date, would be extended indefinitely to allow more survivors to come forward and give evidence.

A TV advertising campaign is to be aired later this year and hopes to encourage survivors in greater numbers.

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