A revised ex gratia scheme (“the Scheme”) established to implement the European Court of Human Rights judgement relating to childhood sexual abuse in day schools has now been reopened for applications.
The Scheme provides for ex gratia payments to be made to those who qualify for the Scheme and who satisfy the criteria as set out in the Terms of Reference of the Scheme which can be found here.
In order to qualify to apply for the Scheme, an individual must meet the criteria below. They must:
have issued legal proceedings against the State by 1 July 2021 seeking damages for childhood sexual abuse in a recognised day school and as part of their application, must be able to demonstrate that they
have been sexually abused while a pupil at a recognised day school with this abuse occurring before November 1991 in respect of a primary school or before June 1992 in respect of a post primary school and
If you would prefer for the application form to be posted out to you or if you have any queries about the application process for the Scheme please contact the Department of Education at the following number 09064-83625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to the Scheme will be assessed by the State Claims Agency who will administer the Scheme on behalf of the State. All postal applications should be sent to the address below ensuring that Ex Gratia Scheme
is clearly referenced on the application.