Monday 1 May 2017

Now is the time for adults to show they are on the child's side

The King’s Hospital School in Dublin Photo: Damien Eagers
The King’s Hospital School in Dublin Photo: Damien Eagers

Sheila O'Malley

One of the many disturbing aspects of the assault allegations concerning King's Hospital is the hitherto incoherent response of the involved adults.

It must be stressed that these are as yet all unproven claims. But in the Ireland of 2016, one would imagine that the failure to act quickly regarding an alleged sexual assault of a minor under any circumstances will not wash anymore.

There have been too many revelations of child abuse for parents or teachers to defend their actions by saying they didn't know what to do or how to react.

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