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New support for those making statements to Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Clann is a new project set up by Justice for Magdalenes Research and the Adoption Rights Alliance, to support people drafting statements for the Mother and Baby Homes Commission.

Clann is a new project that will offer support to those who wish to make a statement to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters. Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) and Adoption Rights Alliance (ARA) have set up this project. It will help people giving statements to the Commission with support drafting statements. It will be delivered in association with global law firm Hogan Lovells.

Everyone who compiles a witness statement with Hogan Lovells’ assistance will retain a copy and will be free to use it for any other purpose, including making a written submission to the Commission should they wish not to appear in person.  The Clann project has also created a Guide to the Commission of Investigation as a resource. Clann’s assistance will be available to people living anywhere in the world.

It is important to note that while the Commission is dealing with 18 institutions, assistance under this project will be offered to anyone with experience of Ireland’s treatment of unmarried mothers and their children, and now adult adopted people, even if they do not fall under the list of the 18 institutions.

Clann will hold an information session at the Adoption Rights Alliance Adoption Information Day at the Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on 25th June 2016, beginning at 12pm. They have said that further information sessions will be held in Ireland, the UK and the US in due course.

Please note Caranua is not involved in this project, we are publishing this page, just to pass on the information.

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