Survivors attack SNP over historical child abuse inquiry

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Picture: John Devlin
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Survivors of historical child abuse have accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of “walking by on the other side” after she declined their request for a meeting.

The group In-Care Abuse Survivors (Incas) said the Scottish Government had “promised much, but delivered little” since setting up an inquiry into the abuse of children in care last year.

Survivors want the remit of the inquiry extended as well as a manifesto commitment from the SNP to remove a three-year time bar on bringing civil actions.

Labour MSP Iain Gray said: “By excluding the majority of survivors from the inquiry, dragging their feet on the removal of the time bar and repeatedly refusing to meet with survivors to discuss their concerns, the Scottish Government is jeopardising its own inquiry.”