Survivor Groups broadly welcome The Terms of Reference for the Mother and Baby home Inquiry

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Children and Youth Affairs, Human Rights

Survivors have broadly welcomed the Terms of Reference for the forthcoming Mother & Baby home Inquiry. It is a genuine relief to see that Minister Reilly has listened to the Voices of survivors and included the vast majority of our issues and concerns directly in the Inquiry. We particularly welcome the flexibility built into the Inquiry which will allow for all unnamed institutions and issues to be addressed as Judge Murphy can follow where the evidence leads. While there is still work to be done and fine details to sort out, we regard the Terms of Reference as a good faith attempt by the Government and Minister Reilly to do the right thing.Paul Redmond, Spokesperson for CMABS said, “The survivor community see this is the beginning of the end. While much work is still needed, the inclusive terms of reference and Minister Reilly’s commitment to fund Memorials for all the Angel’s Plots will allow the survivor community to begin the slow process of healing.”