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Clarification on "Leave To Appear"

Clarification on "Leave To Appear"

It has come to our attention that there may be some misunderstanding about when an application for “leave to appear” is required. What’s involved in having “leave to appear” is explained here on the Inquiry’s website.


Individuals do not need “leave to appear” to come forward as a witness to the Inquiry. Anyone with relevant information to tell of their experiences of abuse or witnessing abuse should get in touch with the Inquiry’s witness support team.


There are three ways to contact the Inquiry:

By telephone at: 0800 0929 300.

By email to: talktous@childabuseinquiry.scot

By post to: PO BOX 24202, Edinburgh, EH3 1JN