Saturday, September 17, 2016

Church apology for orphanage abuse

From New Zealand-

The Anglican Church has apologised to a Northland woman who says she was mentally, physically and sexually abused in the care of an Anglican trust orphanage.

Whangarei woman Beverley Lind, now aged 70, received the apology after highlighting abuse suffered at the Orphans' Home Papatoetoe run by a trust established by the Anglican Church.

Mrs Lind spent 13 years at the orphanage from 1947, and believes others were abused. She wants to encourage people to come forward.

The Anglican Church has also formally acknowledged there were failures in meeting obligations to care for Mrs Lind and her three siblings. Mrs Lind, her two brothers and sister were placed in the orphanage after their parents separated and their father was unable to care for them due to a head injury.

He wanted the children to remain together and paid for them to be cared for at the orphanage.

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