Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse
Part of: Department of Education and Skills


About Us

The Commission was established on 23 May, 2000, pursuant to the “Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act 2000” and given three primary functions: *to hear evidence of abuse from persons who allege they suffered abuse in childhood, in institutions, during the period from 1940 or earlier, to the present day; *to conduct an inquiry into abuse of children in institutions during that period and, where satisfied that abuse occurred, to determine the causes, nature, circumstances and extent of such abuse; and *to prepare and publish reports on the results of the inquiry and on its recommendations in relation to dealing with the effects of such abuse.


There is a separate website for Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse