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Tom Shaw Historic Abuse Systemic Review: One Year On SurvivorScotland: Progress and Potential - Scottish Government Seminar

DescriptionTom Shaw Historic Abuse Systemic Review: One Year On Review of seminar held on 25 November 2008
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 18, 2009


Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh 25 th November 2008
ISBN 978 0 7559 1972 7 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (476k)


Adam Ingram, Minister for Children and Early Years: Opening Address and Launch of In Care Survivors Service Scotland
Tom Shaw: Findings of the Historic Abuse Systemic Review and Progress One Year On
Romy Langeland: The National Residential Child Care Initiative: Improving Scotland's Residential Child Care
Janine Rennie: In Care Survivors Service Scotland: In Care Futures
Parallel Sessions - Key Points: In Care Survivors Service, Residential Care Strategy, Research, Public Records Review.
Survivor Voices: Powerful testimony from lived experience
Jean Maclellan: SurvivorScotland: Progress and Potential
Acknowledgment & Accountability Forum: Key points from discussion & parallel sessions
Tom Shaw: Conclusions and Future Commitment
Appendix A: Conference Programme
Appendix B: Evaluation and comments
Appendix C: Feedback from 'post it' board
Appendix D: Glossary of terms

For more details on the National Strategy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

For more information on In Care Survivors Service Scotland

"The physical, emotional and sexual abuse that has taken place in Scotland's residential care homes - perpetrated by the very people who should have been providing support - must never be forgotten. We are demonstrating our commitment through action, and that's why we are providing a new support service for adults who experienced childhood abuse in care." Adam Ingram, Minister for Children

"There are many challenges to finding out about our past and the process is even more daunting when those experiences were bad. The reaction to our search can be defensive and cynical… the need to know can be viewed with insensitivity, rather than respect. The past can be dismissed as something which is over and done with, rather than as significant to our present…learning from our mistakes is a sign of maturity, an indication that we want to do better…to do so for all who were, or are, children in the care of the state." Tom Shaw