Derry home ‘colluded’ with RUC and clergy to hide truth of abuse, inquiry hears

March 4, 2014 Comments Off on Derry home ‘colluded’ with RUC and clergy to hide truth of abuse, inquiry hears

Derry home ‘colluded’ with RUC and clergy to hide truth of abuse, inquiry hears
Witness accuses state agencies of failing a generation of children in residential care
Dan Keenan Mon, Mar 3, 2014

A former resident of St Joseph’s home at Termonbacca in Derry has accused Catholic clergy, state agencies and the police of failing a generation of children in residential care.

The witness, who cannot be named, told the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry he had received kind and loving treatment from one named nun while he was a resident during the 1970s.

However he alleged many others suffered under a system of childcare which left them vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse by others. He alleged he suffered at the hands of other boys but felt unable to raise it when it happened.

“There was more than an element of collusion between the RUC, social services and the clergy,” he said.

“And the aftercare service as I see it that was arranged for these boys who left care was either going to [other institutions], prison or just get themselves dead.”

He continued: “Many of these boys I know are addicted to alcohol, drugs, on prescribed medication – they are now my age and older. Their whole lives have been tainted. Their whole lives have been destroyed.”….
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/derry-home-colluded-with-ruc-and-clergy-to-hide-truth-of-abuse-inquiry-hears-1.1711031

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

What’s this?

You are currently reading Derry home ‘colluded’ with RUC and clergy to hide truth of abuse, inquiry hears at Eassurvey's Weblog.

meta