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Monday, 02 March 2009 10:00

In Care Survivors Service Scotland

The In Care Survivors Service Scotland, a partnership led by Open Secret, is a new support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families.

It is a team of specialists offering help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse under a new national framework of advocacy, mediation and counselling services, including:

  • A hub of specialist development workers able to link up with local services across Scotland to offer survivors and their families support, advocacy and confidential counselling;
  • A national confidential telephone support line - 0800 121 6027 - providing support, guidance and advocacy to those who suffered abuse and their families;
  • A new website and leaflet campaign highlighting the support available; and
  • Help for survivors to access the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and other legal services.

A central team of specialist development workers will operate the telephone support line and also offer face-to-face outreach services to survivors across Scotland. The measures form part of SurvivorScotland, the national strategy which aims to improve services supporting those who have suffered childhood sexual abuse.

http://www.survivorscotland.org.uk/

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2009 11:05