Stormont mother and baby homes report outlines recommendations
13 October 2021 - by Aine Quinn
The PSNI are set to investigate allegations of physical and sexual abuse involving mother and baby homes and Magdalene Laundries.
This follows the publication of a report which recommended a public inquiry to be held to investigate conditions and practices in homes, laundries and workhouses. The recommendations, set out by a panel, are to be considered by the NI Executive.
The head of the PSNI’s Public Protection Branch, Detective Chief Superintendent Anthony McNally, said the force welcomed the publication of the report and revealed that specially trained officers were ready to investigate.
“We recognise the profound impact on the lives of those who were in mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries and the concerns of the wider public on how they were operated,” he said.
Det Chief Supt McNally added that all reports received will be ‘examined thoroughly and any criminality detected will be robustly investigated’.
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