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Support offered to Irish survivors in Britain as Mother and Baby Home report is published

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The long–awaited report by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has been published. This will be a difficult time for many survivors, in Ireland and across the diaspora.

  • The grounds of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Galway
    The grounds of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, Tuam, Galway

The Commission was established by the Irish government in 2015 to provide a full account of what happened to women and children in Mother and Baby home institutions during the period 1922 to 1998.

The final report of the investigation was published on 12 January 2021. You can read the full report HERE.

The publication of this report is an important milestone for the many thousands of former residents, their families and advocates, in particular those who directly contributed to the Commission’s work by sharing their deeply personal and lived experiences. 

Irish in Britain’s CEO Brian Dalton said,

“We recognise that the impact of the report will profoundly affect many people living here in Britain. We know there is a large number of survivors within Britain and we want to highlight the support services within the Irish community network available to those who may need support and advice.

“Irish in Britain will continue to advocate for equivalence and parity for British–based Irish survivors of historical institutional abuse in Ireland and thank our member organisations who work to improve the lives and experiences of our citizens.”

Among our member organisations that offer support to survivors in Britain are:

The Irish in Britain website has a dedicated section with information, phone numbers and links to support for survivors across Britain. You can access that HERE.