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Dillon urges victims of institutional abuse to respond to consultation

13 February, 2019 - by Linda Dillon


Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon said today it is vital the victims and wider society take part in the consultation on institutional abuse.

The Sinn Féin Victims’ spokesperson said:

“I welcome the extension of the consultation period by four weeks at the request of victims and survivors.

“The voices of the victims need to be heard and I would encourage them to respond to the consultation in whatever way they feel is appropriate by March 10th.

“All support necessary should be given to assist victims and survivors to respond.

“The needs of the victims and survivors of institutional abuse must be met.

“Many of these people have been living with the impact of what happened to them when they were younger for many, many years.

“We need to see the recommendations of the Hart report implemented.

“It is vitally important that funding is made available in the next budget round to ensure this happens.”

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