The Government has apologised for the treatment of patients with autism and learning disabilities at Whorlton Hall, branded “tantamount to psychological torture” by Labour.
The first payments have been made under a new scheme set up to help survivors of childhood abuse in care who are elderly or terminally ill.
The animal abusers who went on to kill: Investigators urged to link pet cruelty with domestic violence
Animal cruelty claims at the homes of women at risk of domestic abuse should be recorded and flagged to investigators, according to a leading charity.
Healthcare professionals have been asked to give their views on how care and support can be best provided for child victims of sexual abuse.
Three siblings who were sexually abused by a care home worker have secured £1 million in damages from the Church of Scotland.
Survivors of childhood abuse in care who are either elderly or terminally ill can now apply for a £10,000 redress payment from the Scottish Government.
An inquiry into the abuse of children in care in Scotland should be extended to include victims at state schools, MSPs have heard.
An abuse inquiry has been told of serious concerns in the past surrounding a number of approved schools in Scotland.
Networks of criminals were created around Scotland as a result of people’s experiences in approved schools and the Borstal system, an inquiry has been told.
Variations in practice meant it was down to chance as to whether a child had a positive or negative experience in care in the first half of the 20th century, an inquiry has been told.
Pope Francis has issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of allegations to Vatican prosecutors.