News & Events

Redress for historical abuse survivors is announced

  • Published on 25th April 2019
The Scottish Government is inviting applications to its advanced financial redress scheme from people who were abused in care. Its criteria is anyone aged 70 and over, and those who have a terminal illness. Applications can be made on the Scottish Government website here. A free phone service – 0808 169 9740 – will be […]
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Free beginner’s writing workshops

  • Published on 18th February 2019
Future Pathways and Who Cares? Scotland are hosting free workshops for people they support who are interested in writing creatively. The theme of the workshops – which are being run independently but with support from each organisation – will be “from me to me with love”, with each attendee writing a letter to their younger […]
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Art helps survivor to move forward

  • Published on 30th October 2018
A woman who survived abuse in care as a child has spoken about how art has helped her to move on in her life. Paintings by Joyce feature in the “What Makes Me Happy” art exhibition which recently opened in the historic Museum of Edinburgh in the centre of the Capital city. The show is […]
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Survivor helps victims to find their voice

  • Published on 25th September 2018
Survivor Shirley Caffell has spoken to the East Lothian Courier about her experience and how she is encouraging people to contact Future Pathways for support. Read the article here.
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My life was developing like a polaroid picture…

  • Published on 18th September 2018
Survivor Andy Weir has shared how what happened to him in care has affected his life in a blog post in Third Force News – here’s an extract and a link to the article: “I really enjoy my job as a peer support worker with a homeless charity – it’s challenging but rewarding. I’ve got […]
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Review supports financial redress for survivors of abuse in care

  • Published on 6th September 2018
The SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group, in partnership with CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children) has today (Thursday, 6 September) published a set of reports and recommendations regarding a potential financial compensation/redress scheme for survivors of abuse in care in Scotland. The reports and recommendations have been presented to Scotland’s Deputy […]
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Counselling support offered in light of Smyllum House arrests

  • Published on 27th August 2018
In light of the recent arrests in relation to historical abuse at Smyllum House, telephone support is being offered to those affected. This support is being provided by Trauma Counselling Line Scotland, freephone number 08088 02 04 06.  Callers should press option 1 to get through to a counsellor. If the line is busy, people […]
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Smyllum House – statement from Future Pathways

  • Published on 23rd August 2018
With regards to media reports about arrests relating to allegations of historical child abuse at Smyllum House, Alliance Manager of Future Pathways Flora Henderson has issued this statement: “Future Pathways is here to give support to people who experienced abuse or neglect whilst in care in Scotland. “If anyone feels they have been directly affected […]
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What Makes Me Happy – art exhibition will mark Future Pathways’ 2nd birthday

  • Published on 28th June 2018
An historic Edinburgh venue will host a special art exhibition to celebrate the second anniversary of Future Pathways, Scotland’s in care survivor support fund – and budding artists are being invited to submit their work for it. The theme of the show, which will take place in the Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile, […]
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