Clare Bailey MLA

Shameful treatment of abuse victims and survivors continues

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Clare Bailey MLA has slammed the political system that continues to fail the survivors of institutional abuse.

The Leader of the Green Party Northern Ireland said:

“The victims and survivors of institutional abuse have been treated in a shameful way. The Secretary of State can and should implement the recommendations of Sir Anthony Hart’s report.

“The denial of recourse for the victims and survivors is a serious indictment of our political system. The failure of the so called big parties to see through the Hart recommendations was failed the victims and survivors. 

“That has been followed up by the most shameful dereliction of duty on the part of the Secretary of State Karen Bradley and the Northern Ireland Office.  

“It’s shameful that the devolved institutions are yet to be restored. It’s shameful that the Secretary of State hasn’t legislated to provide the compensation and care packages that these people are entitled to. It’s shameful that people are dying while waiting for redress.”

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