EASY READ: Truth Recovery - Public Consultation

Closes 19 Sep 2024

Opened 27 Jun 2024


In November 2021, the Executive agreed to set up a statutory public inquiry to investigate Mother and Baby Institutions, Magdalene Laundries and Workhouses; and their pathways and practices. It was also agreed that financial redress should be paid to victims and survivors.

This decision was based on recommendations made by the Truth Recovery Design Panel in its ‘Truth, Acknowledgement and Accountability’ report. 

This consultation seeks views on the focus of the inquiry and the redress scheme to be established via legislation.

Further detail on the background of the programme is contained within consultation paper at the TEO website

Why your views matter

This is survey is based on the the EASY READ version of consultation paper, which can be found on the TEO website

The Executive Office wishes to hear from a wide range of interested people and organisations including those who have been directly affected. This will inform Ministers' decision-making and help the Assembly finalise the required legislation. 

Please note that no contact details, or information that would identify a respondent as a private individual, will be published.

Other than the names of organisations, all responses will remain anonymous and will not be identifiable within the consultation.

The responses to this consultation (excluding details or information that would identify a respondent as a private individual) may, however, be disclosed on request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). All disclosures will be in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and UK GDPR.

Before you submit your response, please read the section in Annex A of the consultation paper on the TEO websiteon the confidentiality of consultations, guidance on the legal position regarding any information given by you in response to this public consultation and how to register any complaints.

The closing date and time for responses is 19th September 2024 at 5pm.
If you have any further questions or if you would like to complete a paper-based version of the questionnaire, you can contact us via email:
trpconsultation@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk or phone 02890 520 063.

Your time and feedback is much appreciated.

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