2017-19: Scottish Government - Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry commissioned research

Professor Abrams and Dr Fleming, both at University of Glasgow, were commissioned to review historical documents recovered by the Inquiry in the course of its investigations in relation to Aberlour Child Care Trust, Barnardo’s and Quarriers. The review focused on identifying material that could tell us more about several aspects of how these services operated between the 1930s and 1990s, including practices around the recruitment and training of staff, procedures for reporting and investigating complaints, and policy and practice with regards discipline and punishment. The following reports and executive summary provide a summary of key elements to emerge from the analysis.

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