In Care Survivors Service Scotland

The In Care Survivors Service Scotland, a partnership led by Open Secret, is a support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families.

It is a team of specialists offering help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse under a new national framework of advocacy, mediation and counselling services, including:

  • A hub of locally based development workers able to link up with services across Scotland to offer survivors and their families support, advocacy and confidential counselling;
  • A national confidential telephone support line – 0800 121 6027 – providing support, guidance and advocacy to those who suffered abuse and their families;
  • A new website and leaflet campaign highlighting the support available; and
  • Help for survivors to access the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme and support to pursue other legal issues (for example support to attend court).

A rota of staff and volunteers, trained in working with survivors, will operate the telephone support line and also offer face-to-face outreach services to survivors across Scotland. The measures form part of SurvivorScotland, the national strategy which aims to improve services supporting those who have suffered childhood sexual abuse.Leaflet_insert


Services Available – link to a list of services provided by the organisation.

 Further Information


Local Contact:

Alison Grieve
Development Worker (Aberdeenshire)
Mobile: 07590350863

Further details of the work of the organisation is available at:

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