Hearings calendar

Inquiry Hearings - Phase 1 (A version of the timetable for downloading and printing is available at the foot of this page)

Lady Smith has granted a number of organisations or individuals leave to appear for all, or part of, phase 1 of the public hearings. The Chair has invited each of them to make an oral submission on the first day of public hearings (31 May 2017). The running order will be as listed below. Given the number of submissions to be heard, these may run into day two of hearings.

Week 1: (31 May - 2 June 2017)
Opening Statements
In Care Abuse Survivors (INCAS)
Former Boys and Girls Abused in Quarriers Homes (FBGA)
Quarriers
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
Sisters of Nazareth
Good Shepherd Sisters
De La Salle Brothers
Christian Brothers
Benedictines
Marist Brothers
Bishops Conference of Scotland
Conference of Religious – Scotland
Church of Scotland Social Care Council (CrossReach)
Barnardo’s
Aberlour Child Care Trust
Scottish Ministers
Expert witnesses
The legislative and regulatory framework governing children in care in Scotland up to 1968
The early development of care services in Scotland
Societal attitudes towards children
The nature and prevalence of child abuse in Scotland
Week 2: (6 - 9 June 2017)
Context
The State’s areas of responsibility for children in residential and foster care in Scotland
The relationship between the Bishops Conference and the Conference of Religious and religious orders and role in the provision of residential care
Week 3: (13 - 16 June 2017)
History and governance of religious institutions
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
Sisters of Nazareth
Good Shepherd Sisters
De La Salle Brothers
Week 4: (20 - 23 June 2017)
History and governance of religious institutions
Christian Brothers
Marist Brothers
Benedictines
Church of Scotland / CrossReach
Week 5: (27 to 30 June 2017)
History and governance of major care providers
Quarriers
Barnardo's
Aberlour Child Care Trust
Week 6: (4 - 6 July 2017)
Establishment and work of survivor groups
In Care Abuse Survivors (INCAS)
Former Boys and Girls Abused in Quarriers Homes (FBGA)
Campaigning for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Week 7 - 11 to 12 July 2017
Closing Submissions