DAVID SCOTTS E MAIL TO MICHAEL RUSSEL MSP

From: David Scott 
Sent: 17 November 2014 17:41
To: Michael.Russell.msp@scottish.parliament.uk
Cc: marie-claire.docherty@scottish.parliament.uk‘; ‘cabsecell@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Subject: RE: Scottish Inquiry into Child Sexual abuse
 
Dear Mr Russell,
 
Further to my previous two emails of 9th and 14th November (to which I await your reply), my I bring to your attention the report of the victims groups who met with the Home Secretary Ms May a short time ago? These victims of institutional child abuse recommended to following outline of an inquiry structure, frame of reference and constitution:
 
The Inquiry:
We called unanimously for a statutory inquiry, or a Royal Commission
For the Chair to be someone appropriately qualified and experienced
For the Chair to be appointed in consultation with survivors

Terms of Reference: 
The focus to remain on the establishment, institutions and cover-ups
To extend the reach of the Inquiry back to the Second World War
The geographical area to include Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
To reflect the experience of survivors

Structure of Inquiry:
An advisory panel of survivors – to be properly resourced and expenses paid
Expert panels to be established for each institution

Support for Survivors:
All survivors are being affected by what is happening with the Inquiry and support needs to be made available and properly funded
Support groups are under-resourced and struggling to cope with the increased demand for support
A conference of survivor groups to be convened to consider how to work together to represent the views of survivors and ensure support is in place

 
Rather than subdividing this enquiry will you now support the survivors call for a single, over-arching, UK-wide inquiry of the type outlined above?
 
All that is required of you is a commitment to join with this drive for justice and to resolve the detail rapidly thereafter. Waiting until December is not justified.
 
Act now!

 
David Scott BEng, AMICE, CEng, MIStructE, MIES
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