Inter-Departmental Working Group (IDWG)
Mother and Baby Homes, Magdalene Laundries and Historical Clerical Child Abuse
Due to the ongoing response of Northern Ireland Government Departments to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the IDWG on Mother and Baby Homes, Magdalene Laundries and Historical Clerical Child Abuse did not meet as scheduled in March 2020.
As the response to COVID-19 is the main priority of the Northern Ireland Executive and the Departments represented on the IDWG; a further meeting of the IDWG has not been scheduled at this time.
At its next meeting, the IDWG will consider the final version of the research report on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries and consider recommendations to the Northern Ireland Executive on this strand of its work. The IDWG will also consider the revised terms of reference and proposed research on Historical Clerical Child Abuse.