The cost of compensation for survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland could total at least £200m, MSPs have heard.
A bill has been tabled which would allow victims to claim compensation beyond the current three-year time bar.
Alistair Gaw of Social Work Scotland told Holyrood’s justice committee the cost could be “highly significant”.
He cited an inquiry in Jersey, where the average cost of a payout was £40,000, expanding this to a possible 5,000 Scottish victims.
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