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Historical Child Abuse Support

The Edinburgh Academy is fully committed to supporting our former pupils and helping in any investigations into accusations of historical abuse. The Academy is also committed to learning from the past and ensuring the safeguarding of our pupils. The Edinburgh Academy recognises that abuse during childhood can have wide-ranging consequences for that individual. For some victims, witnesses of abuse or survivors, these effects endure throughout adult life.

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) was established in 2015 to inquire into cases of historic abuse of children in care in Scotland and to raise public awareness of this. To date, the Inquiry has looked at care providers including religious organisations, trusts, charities, local authorities as well as the public bodies which supervised and inspected the care providers including local and central government and health boards. Phase Six of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) focused on children who were in care in Scottish Boarding Schools. The Edinburgh Academy was notified in 2017 by the Inquiry that the school would be part of the investigation into historic allegations of abuse in Scottish Boarding Schools. The Edinburgh Academy was a boarding and day school between 1824 and 2008 and was among a number of schools across Scotland that was contacted by the Inquiry.

The Edinburgh Academy wishes to thank those members of our community who came forward and assisted the Inquiry with its proceedings and acknowledge that this must have been an incredibly difficult thing to do.

Further details on our Policy can be accessed here:

Edinburgh Academy’s Historical Child Abuse Policy


To contact the school about any historical abuse, please:

Phone: 0131 624 4958 and ask to speak to the Alumni Office
Email: acciesupport@edinburghacademy.org.uk and a member of our team will respond.

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