Wednesday 7 December 2016

Society at heart of abuse problems

Published 18/12/2010 | 05:00

The release of Chapter 19 of the Murphy Report is a reminder to everyone concerned with the welfare of all our children.

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It is a reminder that is well overdue, a reminder that cries out for justice for all those children who have been sexually assaulted, brutally beaten, humiliated, bullied and psychologically tortured by clergy and by lay-persons in church and state residential institutions entrusted with their 'care'.

It is a reminder that there are many adults today who bear the scars of these crimes, whose lives have been undermined by the toxic effects of these childhood experiences, who have lived with shame, pain, confusion, fear, loneliness, psychological and physiological breakdowns and more.

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