Research reports

Part 2 of Professor Norrie's Report - Legislative Background to the Treatment of Children and Young Persons Under State Regulation of Their Residence - covering the years 1948-1968 has been completed. In addition, a revised version of Part 1 and a set of Appendices have been completed.

New Factsheet - Disclosing allegations

A new factsheet has been added to the website, providing clarification on when the Inquiry may share an applicant's name with the organisation or person named as an abuser or their legal representatives.

Resignation of Mr Glenn Houston

Panel Member Glenn Houston today resigned from the Inquiry.

Update on investigations

Further information about the investigations currently being carried out by the Inquiry.

New factsheet for witnesses

There is already a factsheet on the website for people who want to tell us they were abused. We have now added a new factsheet for other witnesses to the Inquiry. This covers a wide range of people including staff members of care providers, managers of care providers, policy officials, social workers, police, doctors, inspectors, academics, and counsellors.

Preliminary hearing

Update on the work of the Inquiry, including a video of the Inquiry's preliminary hearing, along with the text of the statements given by Lady Smith and Glenn Houston.

Research reports

The Inquiry has commissioned a number of experts to provide reports on issues relating to its Terms of Reference. The new Research page on this website gives more information on this research and will include links to the reports as they become available.

New pages added to the Inquiry website

We have added some new pages to the 'About the Inquiry' section of the Inquiry website. These give information on how the Inquiry goes about its work and include a list of core participants.

New and updated information on the Inquiry website

Lady Smith has issued General restriction order No. 2 dealing with the protection of the identities of family members of applicants and of people who are deceased but who could have been applicants. The table showing the Inquiry’s expenditure has been updated with the information for October to December 2016. A number of factsheets and protocols have been revised.

Inquiry Terms of Reference

Deputy First Minister announces change to Inquiry Terms of Reference

Message from Lady Smith

Lady Smith has issued a message setting out her approach to the work of the Inquiry

Appointment of new Chair

The Scottish Ministers have announced the appointment of a new Chair for the Inquiry

Progress to date

An update on the work of the Inquiry to the end of June 2016

Factsheet about the Inquiry

Information for people who have been abused, explaining how the Inquiry is taking evidence from survivors and how to talk to the Inquiry about giving evidence