The Shame of Ireland
There is an item on the internet today on BBC news. The NSPCC are investigating child sexual abuse across the UK.
I called the number today and told them our story about caranua.
They said they will try and find somebody who may be able to help. Phone the number on the news page......the more of us that do it the more likely they are to listen.
NSPCC also said that if any of us do speak of our awards or to the media or anybody else for that matter, they can't imprison us if we live in the UK. She said they're just scaremongering.
Does anybody want to join me in contacting the tv stations to try and create a documentry about everything?
Lizzie x x
Thanks for your reply, sadly the NSPCC are unable to help in this matter due to laws being different between UK and Southern Ireland.
However if enough of us could get together to blow the lid on this via the media it could have an impact on the church that isn't wanted.
This is a copy I sent to the NSPCC enquiry which is expected to last at least 5 years. Although this has my story in brief, I gave them this website and asked if they could help all of us from the continued abuse.
This was the reply.......nobody want's to get involved if it's messy, I swear enquiriers only want the easy jobs........
NSPCC Ref: 1549060
Thank you for your email to the NSPCC, which we received on the 27/11/15 at 16:50.
From what you have written, I can see that you have suffered significant physical, emotional and mental abuse.
I understand that this is not an easy subject to discuss, especially as you have already spoken about the effects that your experience has had on your life since.
The NSPCC operate a free 24 hour Helpline for people with any concerns for themselves or children, which you can contact if you wish to discuss your situation further, as it is never too late to receive the right support.
Our number is 0808 800 5000 and one of our practitioners will be more than happy to speak to you at any point.
You may also wish to contact NAPAC, who are regarded as the main Helpline with the UK for adults who have been abused as children.
NAPAC stands for the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, and there number is 0808 801 0331. They may also be able to provide advice and support for yourself.
With regards to what you have mentioned around the abuse that took place within an institution, there is also a Helpline that has been especially set up for this, called IICSA – Independent Enquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse – there number is 0800 917 1000.
The advisors within this Helpline are there to take any information regarding abuse within an institution and pass this on to the inquiry and also the local Police force, where this is appropriate.
I can also see that this has had a significant impact on your own mental health and well-being.
It is important that you take care of yourself and receive the right support for this, and so I would advise that you contact your GP if you are ever feeling as though you need any help or guidance on how to manage your conditions.
I realise that your main reason for contacting us, was because you are seeking advice regarding the funding of new teeth.
Unfortunately, a as child protection agency, we are unable to advise you on this and can only suggest that you speak to your own dentist, so as to see what options are available to you.
I apologise that this may not be the answer you were looking for, however, this is not part of our expertise.
Regarding your experience with the Ministers and the courts, you may wish to seek further legal advice regarding this, as we are not legally trained within the NSPCC.
I would like to just reiterate how important it is to be taking care of yourself and seeking the right support, especially were you have mentioned having a starvation plan and that you would rather die.
You can contact the Samaritans for the times when you are feeling this way and they are always there to help.
There number is 116 123 and is also a 24 hour service, which you can use to discuss your thoughts and feelings at any time.
I hope this information has been of use to you and you are able to find the answers you are looking for.
If you ever need any further advice, we are always her to help.
Thank you for taking the time to contact the NSPCC with your concerns. I hope you have found contacting the Helpline useful.
The NSPCC values service feedback and if you have any comments the NSPCC would be happy to hear them. Please send any comments by return email.