Lady Smith, the Chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, has heard accounts from many survivors of neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. She has also heard from convicted and alleged perpetrators, as well as other witnesses who can speak to the attitudes and practices that may have contributed to the abuse of children in care.
The vast literature on abuse does not always capture the invaluable experiences and insights of practitioners and experts in the field. Experts across disciplines and backgrounds have extensive knowledge and understanding of child abuse, which will be helpful to the Inquiry and inform Lady Smith’s recommendations to ensure that looked-after children are safe from abuse in the future.
Please check back for details of the next Roundtables event. You can view details of the previous Roundtables here - Roundtables - Past Events — Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry