Time Bar

The Scottish Government have engaged with survivors of child abuse and a number of key stakeholders as part of the response to the InterAction Action Plan recommendation to “review the way in which time bar operates”. The circumstances of survivors of child abuse are sufficiently different from other cases involving personal injury to warrant a different approach to prescription and limitation.

It is therefore proposed that time-bar (prescription and limitation) is removed for child abuse cases and it is intended that a consultation paper on this matter is issued before the summer recess.