Scotland to improve support for child abuse survivors

  • Scottish Government
  • 23 Sep 2019

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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The Scottish Government is set to establish a new fund for survivors of childhood abuse. The £10 million fund will offer emotional and practical support to child abuse survivors for the next four years.

The goal of the fund is to assist organisations in improving access to services that can lower the effect of inequalities and disadvantages experienced by survivors of childhood abuse. The services will deliver various interventions including individual talking therapies, group work to peer support, physical and outdoor activities and arts and cultural activities.

Several organisations in Scotland are currently working with survivors of abuse to decrease inequalities, improve their mental and physical well-being and prevent social isolation. The government is in the process of seeking applications from eligible organisations, which is being overseen by Inspiring Scotland.

Jeane Freeman, The Health Secretary, said; "Childhood abuse devastates people’s lives in many ways, and we want to help ensure that they get the support that they need and deserve."

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