Module 5 - Fort James Children's Home & Harberton House Assessment Centre

Updated:  31st August 2017

Investigation of two former institutions in Derry/Londonderry - Fort James Children's Home in Ardmore Road and Harberton House Assessment Centre in Irish Street commenced on Monday 8th June 2015 and spanned 8 sitting days.  Both these establishments were under the remit of the former Western Health & Social Services Board and have since closed.  The timetable of proceedings with links to the transcripts, witness statements and evidence are provided below for each sitting day.

Readers may find parts of the transcripts, witness statements and evidence offensive or distressing.  Some of them contain graphic descriptions of violent and sexual behaviour, which are not suitable to be viewed by persons under 18 years of age.  If you have been affected by reading this material you may wish to seek appropriate support.  Lifeline NI can be contacted on 0808 808 8000.  

Note:  Information on this page may be subject to change.

Key to designations

HIA – A witness who was resident in an institution and has given evidence to the Inquiry
FJ - A witness who can provide evidence in relation to Fort James Children's Home
HH - A witness who can provide evidence in relation to Harberton House Assessment Centre