#1 Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:49 am
Registered: Nov 2008
The Gibraltar local disability movement has come out today in reaction on the sexual abuse court case where the former head of a children’s care home in Gibraltar was jailed for six years on sexually abusing two young girls over a period spanning five decades.
The movement has found this to be a scandalous behaviour on someone who’s trust was upon in the care and protection of young children. Although the sexual abuse started in 1956 in this case as we know it, the GLDM will like to think that measures have been put in place so that it will never happen again. The disability movement believe that we must not be complacent and we have to be on guard as it is the vulnerable people that need our help and even protection.
Spokesman of the GLDM adds:
In a case as the one we have experienced, we can’t forget the allegations of abuse at Dr Giraldi Home after 12 staff members came forward, many with serious allegations of abuse who were prepared to give evidence who were or been unable to voice the allegations of abuse and the standards of practices within the Dr Giralidi Home even with a total 41 signed witness statements raising serious concern about the welfare of vulnerable people.
Sadly in Gibraltar many may think this is an isolated case, the disability movement can guarantee that this is not so, and we all must play a part by voicing our concerns that an independent inspections measures of the service, that take people in care must be put in place, so to protect the service users.
The Gibraltar Local Disability Movement
"Our Success Is A function Of Determination And Ability"