The Inquiry has commissioned a number of experts to provide reports on issues relating to its Terms of Reference. The new Research page on this website gives more information on this research and will include links to the reports as they become available.
The Nature and Prevalence of Child Abuse
Professor Lorraine Radford has provided the Inquiry with a report on the nature and prevalence (or extent) of child abuse in high-income countries generally and in Scotland in particular.
Review of Societal Attitudes of Children
Dr Susan Elsley is to provide the Inquiry with a report which describes societal attitudes towards children from 1900 to 2014.
The Development of Care Services in Scotland
Professor Andrew Kendrick is to provide the Inquiry with a Report which describes the development of child care services in Scotland from 1900 to 2014.
The Legislative and Regulatory Framework
Professor Kenneth Norrie is to provide the Inquiry with a Report which describes the legislative and regulatory framework governing children in care in Scotland from 1900 to date.
Part I of Professor Norrie’s report, looking at the legal and regulatory framework up to 1948, has been completed.