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Claire Hendrick – My Life as a Ward of Court

Published: September 2017


This article features Claire Hendrick, who discusses the effect of the Ward of Court System and the Lunacy Act in Ireland, and why it must change to satisfy Article 12 of the UNCRPD. Claire grew up in Beaumont with her family. She lived as a Ward of Court for 3 years until, with the support of her family, she got out of the system in 2012 and bought her new home on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Author: Claire Hendrick
Organisation: Frontline Magazine


Format: WEB
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