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National Confidential Forum

The National Confidential Forum (NCF) is set up under the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014.

The NCF has three statutory functions:

  • To receive and listen to testimony from those who were in institutional care as children, with the aim of contributing positively to their current health and wellbeing.
  • To prevent harm to children and young people currently in care by learning lessons from the past.
  • To signpost other appropriate services to those who were in care as children - before, during and after hearings.

The NCF will also record the experiences of those who were in care as children to enhance public knowledge and understanding of an important part of Scotland's history.

The work of the Forum is ongoing. Forum members are keen to hear the testimony of every care experienced person who would like to take part in the Forum.

Jayne Laidlaw is the Head of the National Confidential Forum.

Please find a link to the NCF website here.