New independent chair to inter-departmental working group for mother and baby homes/Magdalene laundries and historical clerical abuse

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland have announced that Mr Peter McBride has been appointed as the Independent Chair of an inter-departmental working group to look at how the Executive can address issues surrounding mother and baby homes/Magdalene laundries and historical clerical child abuse.

It is expected the group will be in place for around a year and they will make recommendations to ministers at the end of that time.

This group has been announced by the Department of Health but is co-sponsored by The Executive Office.

Mr McBride has many years experience in the voluntary and community sector and is involved with a number of charities (BBC Children in Need and NI Council for Voluntary Action).


Written by Ciara McReynolds at BLM