November 10, 2005

Irish abuse victims to help each other

This is Local London

By Kerry McQueeney

Croydon residents who claim they were victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse while they were in Irish state institutions are hoping to form a support network for other survivors in the borough.

Last month the Croydon Guardian revealed how a Purley woman was seeking compensation for the violence she suffered in a children's home in Ireland.

The article sparked calls from other Irish-born Croydon residents who went through the same thing.

The victims are hoping to set up a support group with others in Croydon who were affected by the abuse.

Last month Mary Connor*, from Purley, spoke about her appalling abuse while she was growing up in two orphanages in Ireland.

Posted by kshaw at November 10, 2005 07:26 AM