Child protection

‘I have suffered all my life’: survivors tell of abuse at Shirley Oaks children’s home

June 25, 2020

Shayne Donnelly as a child. He was a ‘lifer’ at Shirley Oaks, living there from the age of one in 1968 until its closure in 1983. Several members of the Donnelly family spent time in the Shirley Oaks children’s home in Croydon, where people have described suffering sexual, physical and racial abuse. Here, four of […]

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