August 28 2020
By Aileen Robertson
A man who was brutally abused by priests at a Fife residential school has blasted the Scottish Government’s plans to compensate victims.
The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill was introduced last week and if passed in Parliament, would allow victims to apply for payments of up to £80,000.
As a child, Dave Sharp, 61, was repeatedly beaten and raped by members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers at the former St Ninian’s School in Falkland.
He claims the legislation would protect the Catholic church from making compensation payments, while discouraging survivors to come forward.
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