Thursday, 7 July 2016

Survivors have called for Judge to head Scottish Inquiry into Child Abuse

First impression: If I was a child abuse survivor, these are the last people I would want to be talking to, because I would be looking for justice. That`s got to mean `get the abuser.`

In other words, if there`s going to be an inquiry, that`s got to mean dealing with the issue of `cover ups` of child abuse, surely ?

Not a bit of it, by the sounds of the panel. Survivors will be given their chance to voice their experiences.

How pathetic ! 

As far as `pathetic` goes, I`m laying the blame on the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry here, as well as the vultures who would come in and exploit that situation.

"Survivors have called for a judge to be appointed to lead Scotland’s national child abuse inquiry following the resignation of its chair."

"QC Susan O’Brien stood down on Monday after the Scottish Government began moves to have her removed for comments described as "totally unacceptable" by a clinical psychologist who was working with the inquiry team."

"Dr Claire Fyvie, head of the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, was funded by the Scottish Government to provide a three-month support service for those taking evidence from survivors of child abuse."

It has now emerged that Dr Fyvie, who reported her concerns about Ms O’Brien in May, is a former SNP candidate, who stood to become a councillor in North Lanarkshire in 2008...

Speaking yesterday, Mr Swinney said the Scottish Government had been unwilling to pay lawyers £100 an hour for the work, adding it needed to make sure public money was being used "effectively and wisely".

Alan Draper, a spokesman for In-Care Abuse Survivors (Incas), said: "We argued from the start for a judge-led inquiry; a remit which would include all agencies which had a duty of care and an inquiry which could make key recommendations on redress.

"They didn’t agree to any of those key points. They haven’t listened to us from the word go. We’re now months into this and how far have we got? About an inch.

"As far as we’re concerned, the mess is at the government’s door."

Andi Lavery, of survivors’ group White Flowers Alba added: "The inquiry must be paused and re-done with a judge from Canada, for instance. It’s got to be impartial."

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1 comment:

  1. Were the crimes being currently being perpetrated against the Docherty Family for reporting a paedophile in Aberdeenshire, the real reason for the implosion of the Scottish Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry?