Redress Scotland Voices Series – Dr Anne Houston

In this instalment of our Redress Scotland Panel Members Voices series, we speak to Dr Anne Houston OBE about her prolific career and hear her advice to those considering applying to the redress scheme. Anne has dedicated her working life to supporting children in Scotland and the UK. After qualifying as a social worker in […]

Your application to Scotland’s Redress Scheme

Scotland’s Redress Scheme is delivered by the Scottish Government and Redress Scotland – a decision-making body that operates independently from the Scottish Government. Completed applications submitted to Scotland’s Redress Scheme are sent by a Scottish Government Redress case worker to Redress Scotland for a decision. Scotland’s Redress Scheme application process A Scottish Government Redress  case […]

Panel member Emma Lewis awarded MBE

Redress Scotland panel member Emma Lewis has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee honours in recognition of her work to help care experienced people and survivors of abuse and neglect.  Emma, who joined as a panel member in November ahead of the launch of Redress Scotland, received the award in recognition of […]

Redress Scotland stands ready to support survivors as scheme opens for applications

Redress Scotland is pleased to announce that from today (9 December) the scheme to provide survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland with financial redress is open for applications.

Redress Scotland launches service with new website

Redress Scotland, the new body responsible for making decisions about applications to Scotland’s redress scheme, is up and running as of December 2021. Survivors of historic abuse in care can now apply for redress to the Scottish Government, with Redress Scotland – a fully independent organisation – assessing and deciding the outcome of each case.

Chief executive appointed

Redress Scotland has appointed Joanna McCreadie as Chief Executive.

Joanna brings a wealth of management experience in the charity sector, and a great track record in stakeholder engagement. She has served with a number of national inspectorates. Having worked in residential care and education for much of her career, she joins Redress Scotland from the Gannochy Trust, which grants around £5 million a year to various charities.