29 January 2020

Intermediaries’ report published

Report to help inform Inquiry findings

We have today (29 January 2019) published the report written by the Inquiry’s intermediaries. 

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.

Last year the Inquiry recruited three trained professionals to act as intermediaries. They visited individuals and families  who requested their support and have now submitted their first report to the Inquiry. The report covers a number of people’s experiences, without revealing their identities. The intermediaries continue to be available for people who would like to contribute to the Inquiry by speaking to them rather than by giving a witness statement.

The report will help inform the Inquiry’s work and on 24 February the three intermediaries will be questioned at the start of the week of expert hearings in February.

You can read the report here.

You can find out more information about the intermediaries, including how to speak to them here.

You can register to attend the February hearings here.