The Chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, Sir Anthony Hart, has announced the closing date for applications from individuals who still wish to speak to the Inquiry’s private and confidential Acknowledgement Forum.
The closing date will be Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 17.00 hours.
Anyone who suffered childhood abuse or neglect in one of the Northern Ireland institutions covered by the Inquiry’s terms of reference between 1922 and 1995 can apply to speak to the Forum.
The chairman said that 30th April 2014 was chosen as the latest possible date that would allow the Forum to see everyone who wishes to speak to it, and at the same time allow it enough time to prepare its report.
Applications can be requested from the Inquiry helpline 0800 068 4935 (freephone from landlines within the UK) or downloaded from the Inquiry’s website www.hiainqiury.org