P-05-954 Petition for a public inquiry by the Welsh Government into the historic child abuse on Caldey Island



This petition was submitted by Kevin O'Connell having collected a total of 5,088 signatures on paper.


Text of Petition                      

​As a victim of child abuse by catholic priests and monks I wish to get the Welsh Governmnet to hold a public inquiry into the historic child abuse on Caldy Island. Victims need the truth and answers as to why an ongoing investigation for 29 years has failed the victims. The inquiry will help to safeguard children in the future.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/11/2021.


The Committee noted that while there has been some additional information since December 2020 it doesn’t seem substantial enough to change Welsh Government minds, it therefore reluctantly agreed to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/202. 



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Ceredigion
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 21/05/2020