In May 2010, the Scottish Government launched a national pilot Time to be Heard Forum (TTBH). This Forum gave the opportunity for adult survivors of in-care historical abuse as children that took place within Quarrier’s Village to be heard and listened to by an independent Chair and Commissioners from the Forum.
Survivors were also offered access to a Restorative Justice process delivered by Sacro. As part of the design of this service, a consultation process was carried out with a sample of Restorative Justice practitioners, adult survivors of childhood abuse in care, support providers and institutions involved in caring for children. This consultation, together with a literature review, was used to formulate a report which informed the production of the ‘toolkit’ of procedures and operating guidelines used in the pilot.
A final report on the pilot project can be downloaded >>here