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  • CONFERENCE: Into the Future

    Since the publicity surrounding Operation Yewtree, the Rotherham Alexis Jay Inquiry and the current National Child Abuse Inquiries in England and Scotland there has been a focus on services for abuse survivors. With further risks presenting and changing at a fast pace and the ongoing needs of adult survivors we need to ensure the delivery of appropriate responsive services in Scotland.

    This conference will look at how far we have come and what should be in place for survivors moving forward. This conference will be of interest to any professionals who provide services to survivors of abuse in any capacity, survivors of abuse who would like to share their views on the needs of survivors and how services can best support survivors and other professionals who can impact on policy.

    Confirmed Speakers

    • KEYNOTE SPEECH: JOHANN LAMONT, MSP and Member of Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
    • SARAH NELSON, Researcher & Author
    • ANNE MACDONALD, Previous Lead Officer for Survivor Scotland
    • SHARON GUEST, Barnardo’s Scotland


    The day will also include smaller group discussions on the following topics:


    • The landscape of support services for survivors
    • Justice and gaps in support
    • Medical vs social model of support
    • What survivors tell us they need


    • Prevention approaches in prisons
    • Prevention work with young people
    • Community development and empowerment
    • How do we ensure future services meet survivors needs


    Book on Eventbrite: bit.ly/intothefutureconf

    Call Open Secret on 01324 630 100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    • Statutory organisations: £50
    • Voluntary organisations: £40
    • Survivors: FREE
  • Wellbeing Scotland brand launch event: Monday 27th February

    Open Secret is pleased to invite you to you to join us as we begin the next step of our journey with the launch of our new brand, Wellbeing Scotland, which takes place on Monday 27th February at 1pm, in the Leapark Hotel, Grangemouth.

    A free buffet lunch will be provided for all attendees. All guests are welcome including clients, survivors, professionals, press and partnership agencies.

    If you would like to attend the event or submit apologies, please RSVP as soon as possible, by registering on our Eventbrite page, contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by contacting Rhys Stenhouse on 01324 630 100.

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