The Bill as introduced sets up a scheme to make financial payments to survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland. The Bill sets up a new independent public body, Redress Scotland, to make decisions about payments. The scheme replaces an interim scheme called the advance payment scheme.
The Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by John Swinney MSP on 13 August 2020.
- View the Bill on the Scottish Parliament website
- Iain Nicol, Convener of the Law Society of Scotland’s Civil Justice committee, gave evidence to the Education & Skills Committee on 7 October 2020
- We submitted a briefing ahead of the Stage 1 debate on the Bill on 17 December 2020
- In March 2021 we submitted a briefing ahead of the Stage 3 debate