Statement from Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors
QUICK AND CHEAP METHOD OF “FULL INCLUSION” ALREADY EXISTS
RESULTS PRESENTED TO THE INQUIRY SEVERAL MONTHS AGO
The Government and particularly Minister Zappone are deliberately stalling with their so called “scoping exercise”. They were presented with a solution almost a year ago.
The Coalition of Mother And Baby home Survivors presented the Inquiry with a simple and easy method to include all survivors almost a YEAR AGO. Minister Zappone and the Department of Children have also been presented with our plan and it was made public long ago.
Briefly, CMABS have strongly recommended that the Inquiry should extend it’s use of the “sampling” method already in place as part of it’s Terms of Reference. If the Inquiry and Government agrees to ‘sample’ as little as 6 institutions and a situation, then all survivors would be included in the Inquiry. While this would not be entirely satisfactory, the priority at this time has to be including all living survivors while there is still time before our ageing community passes away. The survivor community have been pro actively presenting workable solutions for the Inquiry from before it even began.
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Health (Finian McGrath T.D.)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 08/03/2017
To ask the Minister for Health the steps he has taken or will take to improve the quality of service provided to children with autism; if he has satisfied himself with the service currently provided by Beechpark services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.