Scots set for new care abuse claims

By Mark Conrad | 27 September 2017

Scotland’s councils have been warned to brace themselves for a wave of compensation claims from people who suffered abuse as children in local authority care.

A major change to Scottish law, due to come into force next week, will abolish the current three-year limit on survivors of childhood abuse suing for damages.

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) Act will allow victims who were abused in local authority care as far back as 1964 to make civil compensation claims.

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