Gabby's Story

Gabby was such an amazing, talented and inspirational young woman who had so much to give this world. Gabby shared her story a few months before she tragically passed away, her mother Lisa and family have now started their own #JusticeForGabby campaign. They want to see a number of changes within the care system. Please support their campaign by signing and sharing their petition in the text box below.

Gabby's Story

Lisa Arthurs states, "My daughter Gabrielle was only 17 when she was placed in a B&B where she was sexually assaulted. No prior police checks were carried out on those working in the B&B. The sexual assault impacted Gabby massively and when Gabby sought counselling she was told she would have to wait months. Within this time period things began to spiral out of control for Gabby and she was subsequently placed in a number of centres which were miles away from the support of her family and friends. Tragically Gabby is no longer with us to fight for this change, however I have started this campaign #JusticeForGabby to ensure change happens within the care system. Firstly, we want to ensure that the Health and Social Care Trust carry out police checks on all staff working within these B&B's. I want to ensure that no other young person suffers the same fate as Gabby. Gabby was a loving, kind, warm hearted soul who was always looking out for her friends and family. We miss and love her so much everyday. Please support our campaign - change will happen!"

https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/vetted-background-checks-carried-out-on-staff-working-in-emergency-accommodation-for-young-people  

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