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Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse need redress - McCann

20 April, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has called for a redress scheme to be brought forward for victims and survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse.

 Ms McCann said,

 "A Panel of Experts launched a report on redress at Parliament Buildings recently which set out a model scheme.  It came on the back of the Chair of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry announcing that he would be recommending compensation.

 “Many of the people who were victims of horrendous abuse within institutions are getting older and cannot afford to wait any longer for a redress scheme.

 “This needs to be a priority for all parties and work needs to begin to ensure a redress scheme supported by victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse is brought forward."

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