Some people told the Inquiry that the stigma attached to their experiences meant they would have difficulty in providing witness statements or oral testimony in the traditional way associated with public inquiries.
To ensure that these people could still share their experiences, the Inquiry recruited three trained professionals to act as intermediaries. They visited individuals and families and have now submitted their first report to the Inquiry, which covers a number of people’s experiences, without revealing their identities.
The report will help inform the Inquiry’s work and the three intermediaries will be questioned at public hearings.
The intermediary service will be available throughout the Inquiry therefore if you would like to speak to an intermediary and have not yet expressed interest in providing evidence, please contact the Inquiry Team on freephone 0808 169 1377, complete the Inquiry’s short form, or email: [email protected]