VICTIMS of historic child abuse in Scotland could be in line for financial compensation under plans to be presented to Scottish ministers. The independent Scottish Human Rights Commission will this week outline options for making reparations to the victims of abuse in state, church and private children’s homes across the country. It is estimated that many hundreds of people may have suffered systematic abuse in more than 100 care institutions in Scotland in the last 70 years but under current legislation cases are time-barred.
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