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Panel of redress required for victims and survivors of child abuse - Jennifer McCann

28 September, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has said a panel of redress should be set up to meet the needs of victims and survivors of child abuse. 

Ms McCann said; 

"I have met with victims and survivors of child abuse on a number of occasions to discuss their concerns.

"Sinn Féin has consistently supported the call from victims and survivors, and from experts, to establish a panel to redress the needs of the groups and individual victims. 

"Such a panel would involve emotional support, counselling services, access to records and material support in order to help address the hurt of the abuse they suffered. 

"Victims and survivors should also be involved in shaping the work of a panel of redress in order to make sure it adequately meets their needs."

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