get involved

As a survivor there are different ways you can get involved with this Inquiry. The main way is to share your experiences of abuse with a Commissioner or in writing.


Before registering with the commission to share your experiences as a survivor it is a good idea to check the types of abuse the Inquiry will investigate, and read the short version of the Terms of Reference.

  Places of abuse

We will investigate abuse in care provided by the State (social welfare, education, law enforcement and health) and faith-based institutions.

Check the places of abuse

  Terms of Reference

We have created a shorter version of the Terms of Reference so it is easier to read. This has been translated it into seven languages and Easy Read.

Read the Terms of Reference


Registering with us starts the process of sharing your experiences with the Inquiry.

  Register by phone

You can either call us or request a call back and we will call you.

Register by phone

  Register by email

Sending an email to our contact center with the subject "Register" is the first step.

Register by email


A big part of the Inquiry is hearing the experiences of survivors. There are two ways you can share with us. Choose the one that works for you.

  Share in person

You can choose to share your experiences with a Commissioner at a private session.

About private sessions

  Share in writing

You can send us your experiences in writing by email or letter.

How to share in writing

Other ways to be involved

Stay up to date with the work of the Inquiry while the reports to the Government are created.

  Read the newsletter

After registering you will start receiving our monthly newsletter. This will keep you informed of what we have done recently and what is coming up.

Register to subscribe

  Watch public hearings

Our public hearings are live streamed to the internet so you can watch them in real time. You can also watch recordings after the event.

About public hearings

  Follow us on Facebook

Stay on top of the latest news and updates from the Inquiry.

View our Facebook page

  Spread the word

We need your help to let other survivors and your community know about the Inquiry and how they can get involved.

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