The role of the Working Group is to consider the evidence about Mother and Baby Homes, Magdalene Laundries and Historical Clerical Child Abuse and make recommendations to the Executive on the appropriate way forward with each of the institutions.
The Working Group is not a forum for hearing personal accounts from individuals about their experiences of Mother and Baby Homes or Magdalene Laundries or Historical Clerical Child Abuse.
The work of the group does not extend to any institution which is not part of its Terms of Reference, nor can it assist any individual in resolving their identity or in tracing a birth relative. You can find more information about this process on the NIDirect website.
The Working Group is led by an independent Chair and comprised of civil servants with the requisite knowledge and experience of their respective Departments and arm’s length bodies to progress the work of the group.
|Peter McBride||Independent Chair|
Department of Health
|Director of Family and Children’s Policy|
The Executive Office
|Director of Equality, Victims, Human Rights and Delivering Social Change|
Department of Education
|Director of Inclusion and Wellbeing|
Department for Communities
|Director of Social Security Policy and Legislation Division|
Department of Justice
|Deputy Director of Criminal Justice Policy and Legislation Division|
Department for the Economy
|Head of Central Management Branch|
Department of Finance (Departmental Solicitor’s Office)
|Deputy Head of Legal Service|