Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Department of Education and Skills
Residential Institutions Statutory Fund
222. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he is concerned that in its updated guidelines on applying for services, dated June 2016, Caranua has indicated to survivors that an audit will be undertaken if the survivors do not supply Caranua with receipts for all services paid for by Caranua; and his views on whether this approach is an appropriate one for the board of a residential institutional statutory fund to take with survivors. [20474/16]
As I have explained to the Deputy in response to previous Parliamentary Questions, Caranua is an independent statutory body established pursuant to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012 to support the needs of survivors of residential institutional child abuse. Administrative and operational issues such as those raised in the Deputy's question are day to day matters that are the responsibility of Caranua itself and I have no role in those matters. If the Deputy has specific concerns in regard to aspects of Caranua's operations she should raise them directly with the organisation.