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.
Services Available – link to a list of services provided by the organisation.
Development Worker (Aberdeenshire)
Further details of the work of the organisation is available at: www.incaresurvivors.org.uk.