Giving evidence to the Inquiry
The Inquiry is investigating the abuse of children in care, in Scotland, over a period from early in the twentieth century up until 17 December 2014.
We need to take evidence to help us investigate and complete our work. We gather evidence using a trauma informed approach. The witness support team help people through the process of giving evidence to the Inquiry.
Giving evidence as an applicant
An applicant is a person who applies to give evidence to the Inquiry about having been abused when they were in care as a child.
This section also applies if you were a family member of someone who was abused in care as a child.
Giving evidence as a witness
A witness could be someone who has knowledge of the abuse of children in care, for example staff members who worked in residential care establishments.
A witness could also be someone external who may be able to provide evidence about a care establishment, for example, a social worker or an inspector.
Trauma Informed Approach
At SCAI we understand that many of our applicants have experienced significant trauma. We believe that a compassionate, empathetic, and informed approach is essential to providing the support and assistance you need.