Watchdog is accused of failing victim of child abuse #CSA #Scotland



SCOTLAND’S social care watchdog has been accused of failing a victim of historic child abuse amid weak attempts to investigate his case.

When 48-year-old Richard Tracey asked the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to take action against the worker who left him to be abused in care 35 years ago, it deliberated for a year before telling him it would not act against the man – who is still working.

The SSSC said it would not only have to prove Hugh Quinn did not protect Mr Tracey, but also that his actions “fell short of the standard expected” of social workers at the time.

The Dundee-based watchdog said:

“We have been unable to obtain any polices or procedures that were in place at Strathclyde Regional Council during the period in question.”

However, research by The Herald has found otherwise.

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