How we help

We start by listening to – and talking to – you!

Your support is built around your goals. Future Pathways will be there to help and guide you.

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Who can register?

To be able to register, any abuse or neglect you experienced must have taken place when you were under 18, in Scotland, within a care setting. This includes:

  • Living in residential or foster care
  • Boarding school (either state, private or independent)
  • Having a long term stay in hospital
  • Or spending time in a Young Offenders’ Institution

As long as you are over 18 now, and the abuse or neglect took place before you were 18, you can register.

It doesn’t matter if:

  • the abuse or neglect has been reported to the authorities (such as the police)
  • there are current or past criminal or civil proceedings taking place
  • you have previously accessed other services
  • you are currently receiving benefits
  • if you don’t live in Scotland.

What support is available?

You might have a clear idea about the type of support you are looking for – or might need a bit of help getting there. Our goal is to have a positive impact on your life, regardless of where you live, or when the abuse took place.

The following examples show the range of reasons people may contact Future Pathways for support.
These are just examples and do not cover every circumstance. Get in touch with us for a chat to find out if you are eligible, and to start the process of identifying what support you would like to access.

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Examples of support we can arrange for you

Activities within your local community

Psychological trauma support


Arranging housing and benefit advice

Access to records

Work and education

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Any information you give us will be stored confidentially, and only used so we can co-ordinate your support. You have control over all the information you provide.

Any discussions you have with staff at Future Pathways will be entirely confidential. The only time we would share information is if we’re concerned for your safety, or the safety of a child or vulnerable adult. If this happens, we will still tell you what we are going to do.

Get involved

Future Pathways is the support fund for survivors, so it’s really important that we hear from you about your experiences accessing support, to help us continually improve the service we offer. 

There are different ways you can get involved, including:

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Register with us

It’s easy to register – but first, check in the “who can register” section at the top of this page to make sure that you are eligible. You can phone us for free on 0808 164 2005, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. If this is not possible, you can email us or fill in the form by clicking on the yellow button below.