Scottish Government has recently updated its list of organisations who have agreed to make a “fair and meaningful” contribution to the cost of the Scottish in-care abuse redress scheme. Sixteen contributors are now listed, link here.

The most recently listed contributors are the Church of Scotland, including the Church of Scotland Social Care Council also known as Crossreach and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, known as Children 1st. The Church of Scotland has agreed to pay a proportion of all relevant determined cases up to a maximum figure of £2m. Children 1st’s contribution is capped at a maximum of £100k.

Scottish Government has also recently published further information in response to another freedom of information request on the redress scheme. This reveals that, as at the beginning of September 2022:

  • 1,536 applications had been made to the scheme in the period from its establishment in December 2021.
  • 189 of those applications had been passed to Redress Scotland for determination.
  • 136 of the 189 applications had been determined.
  • 16 case workers were presently in post at Redress Scotland, an increase on 12 as at the start of the scheme, with the number to increase to 22 in the coming months, subject to successful recruitment.