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Edinburgh Survivors Engagement Event: Commitments to Survivors of Historical Child Abuse

CELCIS and Scottish Government

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 from 11:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

Edinburgh Engagement Event: Commitments to Survivors...

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You are invited to attend an event hosted by CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) on behalf of the Scottish Government. This event is an opportunity for you to share your views on the range of commitments made by the Scottish Government to survivors of historical child abuse, including a National Inquiry. The Scottish Government are keen to hear your views to help them to shape what the Inquiry should cover and what skills and qualities it should look for in a chair and panel.

The events will also focus on the other parts of the Action Plan on Justice for Victims of Historic Abuse of Children in Care including: a Survivor Support Fund; Commemoration and Time Bar.

This event will be conducted in a safe environment and support will be available for those who need it. These events are for survivors and their families only.

The content of this event will be the same as the evening events held in Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh in February and March 2015 and delegates' views will be reflected back in the same way. The event aims to give people who are unable to attend evening events the same opportunity to reflect back their views.


Booking details

Registration for this event takes place from 11.00 and the event itself will take place from 11.30 to 14.00.  Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

Places can be booked using the Tickets Information box above. Registration for the event will close at 3.00pm the day before it takes place. Places for the other afternoon event can be booked by clicking on the links below:

Thurs 19 March - Trades Hall, Glasgow


Immediate help

If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support, the following organisations may offer support.

Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
Your call will be confidential and will be taken by a trained Samaritans volunteer.
Local rate: 24 hours a day

Health In Mind Trauma Counselling Line Scotland: 08088 02 04 06
A free telephone counselling service for adults who experienced abuse in childhood.

ICSSS - In Care Survivors Service Scotland:  0800 121 6027
A trauma informed counselling and advocacy support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families.
Mon-Fri: 9am to 11am

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87  
If you are depressed or experiencing low mood, phone and speak to a Breathing Space advisor.
Mon-Thu: 6pm-2am Weekend: 6pm Fri to 6am Mon

NHS 24: 111
If you are ill and it can't wait until your GP surgery opens.
If you have an emergency situation or need an ambulance dial 999.

The Ethnic Survivors Forum: 0808 80 22 222
Support services for minority ethnic adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Open Secret: 01324 630100
A confidential service for survivors of childhood abuse.
Mon- Thu 9am–5pm, Fri 9am–3pm

ChildLine: 0800 1111
Free helpline for children and young people in the UK to talk about any problem.
Open 24 hours

Rape Crisis Scotland : 08088 01 03 02
Provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
Open 6pm-12pm

Do you have questions about Edinburgh Survivors Engagement Event: Commitments to Survivors of Historical Child Abuse? Contact CELCIS and Scottish Government

When & Where

City Chambers
253 High Street
EH1 1YJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 from 11:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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CELCIS and Scottish Government

If you are not able to attend this event, you can give your views in a number of other ways:

You can go to and give your views online.  

You can send an email to

You can telephone 0808 800 0031 (Free from landlines and most mobiles: 3, EE, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin and Vodafone) 

You can write to
The Scottish Government
The National Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse
Area 2 A North
Victoria Quay

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