Enniskillen meeting held over child abuse revelations

By Julian Fowler
South West Reporter, BBC News NI

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About 50 people attended Tuesday night's meeting in Enniskillen

A public meeting has been held in County Fermanagh to discuss revelations of historical child sexual abuse.

About 50 people attended Tuesday's night's meeting in Enniskillen.

The event was organised by Caroline Wheeler, a sex abuse campaigner, who said the meeting was needed to break down "the walls of silence" surrounding the issue.

So far 60 people have come forward, naming more than 60 alleged perpetrators.

The meeting was addressed by a panel which included health experts and representatives of support agencies.

They heard concerns from the audience that the justice process was failing victims and about long waiting lists, experienced by those looking for help and support from the health service.