A former child migrant has told how he has not come to terms with being told he was an orphan for more than 40 years, only to find out his family was alive in Scotland.
Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Tributes have been paid to the “candour and courage” of witnesses who have given evidence of abuse they suffered while in residential childcare.
Bosses at childcare organisations have said the industry struggles to retain and recruit good staff, with the profession viewed as “second class”.
The boss of a childcare provider has said crimes against youngsters could have taken place even if individuals were not convicted of offences.
A childcare boss has told an abuse inquiry that too much emphasis was placed on preventing harm from strangers, rather than those youngsters knew.
The number of reported abuse cases at an Aberdeen children’s home run by nuns has jumped by more than 10% since an inquiry was launched.
A nun has admitted children may have been made to kiss the bodies of dead nuns at an Aberdeen orphanage.
A former volunteer at an Aberdeen children’s home has told how she tried to cover up a child’s bed wetting to save him from being “ridiculed” by a nun.
A national child abuse investigation will turn its focus on events at a former Aberdeen children’s home from next week.
Aberdeen City Council has set aside more than £200,000 to assist in the nation-wide Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI).