Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Department of Health
726. To ask the Minister for Health the date upon which his Department became aware of a validation report in relation to suspected sexual abuse in a centre for persons (details supplied) with disabilities in County Donegal. [31856/22]
The independent Look Back Review and a further review by the National Independent Review Panel (NIRP), related to a period in a certain residential service for adults with a disability at Ard Greine Court, Stranorlar, Co Donegal. A further file review was then conducted covering the period 1991 to 2002, the purpose of which was to screen all relevant records for any notations referring to alleged or actual sexual conduct during this time frame.
The external validation was commissioned in December 2021 with a validation team, including an external subject expert, appointed to oversee the validation team’s approach.
I was informed by the HSE of the validation exercise in December 2021, and on May 31 2022 received a copy of the File Review and Validation Exercise Reports.