Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Update

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has announced that its preliminary hearing will be held on 31 January 2017, taking place at Parliament House, Edinburgh, from 11am.

No witnesses will appear nor will evidence be heard at the preliminary hearing. Rather, the Inquiry Chair, Lady Smith will explain the Inquiry’s approach to its work and will provide an update on the Inquiry’s current investigations. She will also:

  • Set out the Inquiry’s key procedures, including how people and interested parties may participate in the Inquiry and the different ways in which the Inquiry is gathering evidence; and
  • Share information about the proactive communications campaign to drive public awareness of and engagement with the Inquiry.


Siobhan Kelly, partner