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Historical Abuse Systemic Review: Residential Schools and Children's Homes in Scotland 1950 to 1995

DescriptionAn independent review of the systems in place to protect children and keep them safe in residential care between 1950-1995.
ISBN978 0 7559 5613
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2007
Website Publication DateNovember 22, 2007


An independent review led by Tom Shaw

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Chapter 1 Context
Chapter 2 The Regulatory Framework
Chapter 3 The Regulatory Framework: Observations, Conclusions and Recommendations
Chapter 4 Compliance, Monitoring and Inspection
Chapter 5 Records of Residential Schools and Children's Homes in Scotland
Chapter 6 Former Residents' Experiences
Chapter 7 Conclusions and Recommendations
A Final Observation


Appendix I Societal Attitudes to Children and Social Policy Changes 1950 to 1995
Appendix 2 Abuse In Residential Child Care: A Literature Review
Appendix 3 Children's Residential Services: Learning Through Records
Appendix 4 A National Records Working Group: Suggested Representation and Terms of Reference
Appendix 5 References
Appendix 6 Glossary