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755. Mount Carmel Industrial School

Mount Carmel Industrial School was located in Moate in Ireland.

It was a place where the local child welfare authorities could outsource their responsibilities to. Adults who survived the ordeal being placed there as children speak of beatings and sexual abuse. Some children seem to have disappeared. The paperwork was sparse and properly some of it has disappeared.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child. Where the oversight, the state should have taken care off were, is also uncertain. None seem to have taken care.

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754. The Sisters of Nazareth group homes

The Sisters of Nazareth ran group homes in Scotland at a number of cities like Aberdeen, Cardonald, Lasswade and Kilmarnock. Recent reports found evidence of abuse of children conducted in the years between 1933 to 1984.

While the present management has issued a statement where they apologise wholeheartedly and unreservedly to those who suffered any form of mistreatment, the question remain why there were no oversight of the group homes that actually worked.

It could not have been fun to be at those places where the daily life included:

  • force feeding
  • beatings with belts, canes, sticks, broom handles, hairbrushes and crucifixes
  • persistent sexual abuse of boys and girls at all four homes, with one nun facilitating the abuse of a girl by men including priests
  • children who wet their beds being beaten, given cold baths or forced to wear their wet sheets

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610. Smyllum Park Orphanage

Investigation has shown that the bodies of over 100 children have been buried in a local cemetary. Of course it needs to be taken into consideration that the facility opened back in 1864 and the medical standards were not as high as today.

Still some of the deaths cause concern. Former residents speak of abuse. Were some of the death certificates made without proper investigation into what caused the deaths? It seems so.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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267. Rancho Valmora

Rancho Valmora was marketed as a therapeutic boarding school. It was in operation from the early 1990s to 2009 where it closed down. Officially the economy was blaimed but if newspapers are scanned there is more to it.

An employee was arrested charged with child abuse. A number of lawsuits can also be found on the Internet.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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