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Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Hearings

Phase 4- Marist Brothers- Leave to Appear

In early October the Inquiry will resume hearing evidence relating to Phase 4 of its investigations into residential child care establishments run by Male Religious Orders.

There are three separate case studies in this phase of evidence. The third case study in Phase 4 will examine residential child care establishments run by the Marist Brothers with a particular focus on their provision at St Joseph's College in Dumfries and St Columba's College in Largs.

This follows case studies relating to establishments run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and establishments run by The Order of Benedictines which will be held in summer 2019.

Hearings will be held at the Inquiry’s hearing venue, situated on the 3rd floor of Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ.  This case study is expected to conclude in early November.

At this stage, applications may be made for leave to appear for this case study into residential child care establishments run by the Marist Brothers. Anyone wishing to apply should do so as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than noon on 27 June.

What’s involved in having “leave to appear” is explained here on the Inquiry’s website. www.childabuseinquiry.scot. There are also application forms on the website.

Members of the public do not need “leave to appear” to watch hearings from the public areas in the Inquiry venue. They are welcome to do so at any time.