Caranua refuses to release survivor application guidelines

Agency said guidelines "document is an internal document and it is not for publication"

16th April, 2017
Caranua’s chief executive Mary Higgins

Caranua, the state agency tasked with providing services for abuse survivors from religious institutions, refused to publish a copy of its internal guidelines for staff dealing with survivor applications.

Solicitor Fiona Fox, who works with some 40 survivors, last year requested a copy of Caranua’s internal guidelines which helps its employees to make decisions on survivor applications.

This request was refused, however, by Caranua’s quality, compliance and information officer.

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