Public hearings examining the abuse of children in foster care will begin on Tuesday 3rd May. The hearings will also include evidence in relation to children who were boarded out.
Phase one of the case study will feature evidence from relevant experts and regulatory bodies to provide context and scene setting. This phase of evidence is expected to last three weeks.
Phase two of the case study will start in late May when evidence will be led from individuals who experienced abuse in foster care as well as from a range of other witnesses.
Foster care is a substantial case study and it is expected to run for several months finishing in the autumn.