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October 11 2003

McClay to monitor abuse claims

The Salvation Army has appointed former children's commissioner Roger McClay as an independent monitor as it deals with allegations of abuse in its children's homes.

A number of people have alleged they were physically or sexually abused in Salvation Army homes from the 1930s to the mid 1970s.

McClay says he expects to be fully involved in the process and will be available to meet with those making allegations.

A spokesperson for the group alleging the abuse, Jan Lowe, says the Salvation Army has been issuing conflicting messages and she is relieved an independent person is now involved