Truth Recovery - Public Consultation

Closes 19 Sep 2024

Opened 27 Jun 2024


In November 2021, the Executive agreed to accept the recommendations of the Truth Recovery Design Panel’s Report into Mother and Baby Institutions, Magdalene Laundries and Workhouses.

Two of the recommendations identified the need to establish a public inquiry and financial redress for those affected.

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

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

Why your views matter

The Executive Office wishes to hear from a wide range of interested persons and organisations. This will help inform Ministers and the Assembly finalise the required legislation. 

Please note: 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, TEO website, on 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: or phone 028 9052 0063.

Your time and feedback is much appreciated.

Give us your views


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community
  • Equality
  • Police
  • Consultation
  • Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Engagement
  • Policy Development
  • Health and social care legislation
  • Regulation of health and social care
  • Criminal justice
  • Crime
  • Family Justice
  • Civil Justice