Atlantis (Denmark)

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Current status Closed
Checked February 14, 2012
Close.gif Closed 2006

Atlantis placed in Naestved, Denmark was a youth shelter for children aged between 7-18.

It was closed down in 2006 due to claims about abuse [1]

In the news

A married couple discovered three children aged between 8 and 11 walking alone along a dark high way some 10 kilometers outside the town of Naestved. Investigation showed that they are forced to march in the night being dropped by the staff outside the town as punishment [2].

Further investigation revealed claims of similar abuse going back many years [3]

The manager and founder did resign in an attempt of prevent the facility to be closed [4], but the authories had lost faith in the facility and decided to close it.

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  1. Amtet lukker institutionen Atlantis, (The authorities closes Altantis), by Lene Andreassen, TV2 news, September 1 2006 Dk8.gif
  2. Små børn på stroppetur som straf, (Small children on forced march as punishment), TV2 news, May 25 2006 Dk8.gif
  3. Svage børn svigtes, (Children let down), TV2 News, June 18 2006 Dk8.gif
  4. Atlantis-leder siger op, (Manager resigns), by Michael Breum, TV2 News, July 10 2006 Dk8.gif