From the moment I heard these words I knew that I must write down the context and sequence of events that led up to them. It was 72 hours ago, and this is the first window of opportunity: a Sunday evening in mid-summer accompanied by the birdsong of thrushes, and a pleasing breeze. This is … Read more
What do survivors of abuse in care want?
The shame of abuse
A message for people who were in care in Northern Ireland
A chance for victims to speak and be heard.
Including truancy, social pedagogy in Ireland, the demise of the CWDC, church child abuse, Tony Newton, Herb Barnes, parental mileage, tablets, children’s clocks, spring-cleaning and flat panel TVs
A call for a public inquiry into clerical abuse
A classic example of weak and uninformed management, and the damage it permitted
The debunking of the popular myth of ritual abuse
The Roman Catholic Church still has lessons to learn if it is to be trusted with children.
A careful analysis of the investigation of large-scale alleged abuse
A catalogue of poor practice and inadequate thinking