Welcome to the Mother and Baby Homes data protection hub. This site has two main purposes.

  1. To provide guides and templates to help survivors of the Mother and Baby Homes request their personal data from bodies which hold it.
  2. To explain the background of this situation, the data protection rights of individuals and to share some of the stories of survivors which illustrate the importance of access to personal data.

Getting around this site:
click the logo on the top left to get back to this page. Use the menu (above on desktop or on mobile) to navigate around the different sections.

Use the options below to select where you want to go next based on what you want to do.


If you just want to get started straight away then we have a guide and  templates which you can send to the Department of Children. All you need to make access requests is in the ‘Resources’ section.

Since this situation has changed rapidly over the past few months we have an ‘Updates and News’ section which aims to stay on top of all the latest developments.

Our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page should help. If not you can always drop us a line and we’ll do our best to answer any other questions you might have.

Great! There are plenty of things you can do which won’t take long and will really help. Go to our ‘Want to help?’ page to find out what actions you can take.


All content on this site and in the downloadable guides is published under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) except if otherwise noted. You are free to copy and redistribute the material as long as you give appropriate credit, you do not use the material for commercial purposes, and you do not change the material.