Foundation joins calls for people who experienced in care abuse or neglect in Scotland to register for support
Future Pathways has been established to support those who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. It is supported by funding from the Scottish Government and is managed by a consortium of organisations that have formed the In Care Survivor Support – including the Mental Health Foundation.
Officially launched in September 2016, over 160 survivors across Scotland and beyond have already received vital help and support. With the launch of Future Pathways name and logo, co-produced with survivors, a new website has now also been launched.
Julie Cameron, National Programmes Manager for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland said:
“We welcome the establishment of this survivor centred support programme. We have a duty as a society to support survivors of in-care abuse and neglect, and it is crucial that this support is tailored to individual needs to enable people to live full lives.
“I am confident that Future Pathways will deliver this survivor centred support and would encourage survivors to contact Future Pathways to access the range of tailored support available to them.”
Future Pathways works with survivors to identify the right support for them, and the types of support that have been provided so far include: access to education and work, counselling, access to personal records, housing and benefit advice and access to health and wellbeing support. For more information visit Future Pathways.