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Previous Hearings

A list of previous Hearings held by the Inquiry

Week Date Context Witness(es)
Week 1 31 May 2017 Opening Statements In Care Abuse Survivors (INCAS)
Former Boys and Girls Abused of 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
1-2 June 2017 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. Expert Witnesses - Professor Norrie, Professor Radford and Dr Barter.
Week 2 6-7 June 2017 The State’s areas of responsibility for children in residential and foster care in Scotland. Scottish Government - Ms Lesley Irvine, Ms Caroline Beattie.
7 June 2017 The relationship between the Bishops Conference and the Conference of Religious and religious orders and role in the provision of residential care. Father James Crampsey and Sister Eileen Mearns.
8 June 2017 The relationship between the Bishops Conference and the Conference of Religious and religious orders and role in the provision of residential care. Bishops Conference - Monsignor Peter Smith, Father Frank Dougan and Father Thomas Boyle.
9 June 2017 The relationship between the Bishops Conference and the Conference of Religious and religious orders and role in the provision of residential care. Bishops Conference - Mrs Tina Campbell.
Week 3 13 June 2017 History and governance of religious institutions. Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul - Sister Eileen Glancy and Sister Ellen Flynn.
14 June 2017 History and governance of religious institutions. Sisters of Nazareth - Sister Anna Maria Doolan.
15 June 2017 History and governance of religious institutions. Good Shepherd Sisters - Sister Anne Josephine Carr and Sister Rosemary Kean.
De La Salle Brothers - Brother Laurence Hughes.
Week 4 21 June 2017 History and governance of religious institutions. Christian Brothers - Mr Michael Madigan.
Marist Brothers - Brother Brendan Geary.
23 June 2017 History and governance of religious institutions. English Benedictine Congregation - Dom Christopher David Yeo.
Church of Scotland - Crossreach - Mrs Vivienne Dickenson.
Week 5 27-28 June 2017 History and governance of major care providers. Quarriers - Mrs Alice Harper.
28-29 June 2017 History and governance of major care providers. Barnardo's - Mrs Sara Clarke.
29 June 2017 History and governance of major care providers. Barnardo's - Mr Martin Crewe.
30 June 2017 History and governance of major care providers. Aberlour Child Care Trust - Ms SallyAnn Kelly.
Week 6 4 July 2017 Establishment and work of survivor groups. INCAS - Ms Helen Holland.
5 July 2017 Establishment and work of survivor groups. FBGA - Mr David Whelan.
6 July 2017 Establishment and work of survivor groups. Mr Christopher Daly.
Week 7 11 July 2017 Closing Statements.
Week 8 31 October 2017-03 November 2017 Phase 1 Continuation Expert Witnesses - Katharine MacKenzie, Angus Skinner, Professor Norrie, Philip Dolan and Professor Levitt