Commission To Inquire Into Child Abuse Act, 2000

Functions of Confidential Committee.

15.—(1) The principal functions of the Confidential Committee (“the Committee”) are, subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a) to provide, for persons who have suffered abuse in childhood in institutions during the relevant period and who do not wish to have that abuse inquired into by the Investigation Committee, an opportunity to recount the abuse, and make submissions, in confidence to the Committee,

(b) to receive evidence of such abuse,

(c) to make findings of a general nature, based on the evidence aforesaid, in relation to the matters specified in section 4 (1) (b), and

(d) to prepare and furnish reports pursuant to section 16 .

(2) The Committee shall have all such powers as are necessary for the performance of its functions.