On the 17 December 2014, then Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance, announced that the the Scottish Government intended to hold a public inquiry into historical institutional child abuse. Aberlour’s Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly said: “Every victim of any kind of abuse should be given the opportunity to tell their story, so that we as a society might learn from it, and this inquiry will bring some degree of closure to victims who have never been afforded the opportunity to tell that story. We hope that it will be given the time and resources it needs to conduct its investigation with thoroughness and sensitivity, whilst working in a way that is complimentary to the work already being undertaken by the National Confidential Forum into historical abuse. It will then be up to everyone involved in the care of Scotland’s children to work together to ensure that they are kept safe and protected from such abuse in future. The inquiry will naturally have our full cooperation and support.” If you would like to get in touch about your own experiences as an Aberlour service user, please contact us. Read more on the Scottish Government website.