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American Indian boarding schools
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American Indian boarding schools were boarding schools established in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to educate Native American children and youths according to Euro-A...
Bethany Home
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Bethany Home (sometimes called Bethany House or Bethany Mother and Child Home) was a residential home in Dublin, Ireland mainly for women of the Protestant faith, who were convicted of petty theft, pr...
Bethlem Royal Hospital
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Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is a psychiatric hospital in London. Its famous history has inspired several horror books, films and TV series, ...
Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home
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The Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, St Mary's Mother and Baby Home, or simply The Home, was a maternity home for unmarried mothers and their children that operated between 1925 and 1961 in Tuam, Cou...
Canadian Indian residential school system
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The Indian residential schools of "residential" (boarding) schools for Native Canadians (First Nations or "Indians"; Métis; and Inuit, formerly "Eskimos") funded by the Canadian government's Indian Af...
Duplessis Orphans
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The Duplessis Orphans (French: les Orphelins de Duplessis) were the victims of a scheme in which approximately 20,000 orphaned children were falsely certified as mentally ill by the government of the ...
Ely Hospital
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Ely Hospital was a large psychiatric institution near Cardiff, Wales which closed in 1996.The hospital was the subject of an inquiry set up by Brian Abel-Smith into abuse of patients in 1969 after all...
Florida School for Boys
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The Florida School for Boys, also known as the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys (AGDS), was a reform school operated by the state of Florida in the panhandle town of Marianna from January 1, 1900, to ...
Forgotten Australians
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Forgotten Australians is a contested term applied by some to the estimated 500,000 children and child migrants who experienced care in institutions or outside a home setting in Australia during the 20...
Institutional abuse
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Institutional abuse is the maltreatment of a person (often children or older adults) from a system of power.
Jersey child abuse investigation 2008
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The Jersey child abuse investigation 2008 was an investigation into historic child abuse in Jersey.
Kids for cash scandal
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The "kids for cash" scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Sen...
Magdalene asylum
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Magdalene asylums, also known as Magdalene institutions and Magdalene laundries, were institutions from the 18th to the late 20th centuries ostensibly to house "fallen women", a term used to imply fem...
Mount Cashel Orphanage
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The Mount Cashel Orphanage was a Canadian orphanage that was operated by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in St. John's, Newfoundland.
North Wales child abuse scandal
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The North Wales child abuse scandal was the subject of a three-year, £13 million investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of children in care homes in the counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd, in Nor...
Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry
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The 2014-2016 Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, often referred to as the HIA Inquiry, is the largest inquiry into historical institutional sexual and physical abuse of children ...
Winterbourne View hospital abuse
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The Winterbourne View hospital inquiry occurred at Winterbourne View, a private hospital at Hambrook, South Gloucestershire, England, owned and operated by Castlebeck. A Panorama investigation broadca...
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In England and Wales a workhouse, colloquially known as a spike, was a place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment.