“Common Experience” Redress payments

Earlier this year the University of Ulster (UUJ) along with Amnesty International (AI) met with representatives of those who had been in residential care in Northern Ireland and their legal representatives to discuss the issue of redress.  The issue of redress arose again yesterday when former residents of homes protested outside Stormont demanding interim payments towards redress be made now.

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Whistleblowing hotline – a step closer to mandatory reporting?

Today the NSPCC (on behalf of the Home Office) has opened a hotline for use by individuals wishing to raise concerns about how their organisation is dealing with child abuse cases or potential risks to children.  This service will also highlight patterns of failures. Continue reading