Former senior PSNI officer to lead working group on clerical child abuse

Belfast Telegraph

July 5, 2020

By Michael McHugh, PA

Judith Gillespie has been appointed independent chairwoman.

A former senior PSNI officer is to lead a Stormont-ordered investigation into clerical child abuse and mother and baby homes.

Judith Gillespie has been appointed independent chairwoman of the group tasked with the work.

Academics from Queen’s University in Belfast and Ulster University have been examining the operation of institutions such as the Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1999.

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