This Act was brought in to provide for the establishment of a body to support the needs of former residents to be known as RISFB and to define its functions and to provide for the making of contributions for survivors of institutional abuse. It was also to amend the Residential Redress Act 2002, the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse 2005 and related matters.
Inaugural meeting of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board (RISF)
a: Minister clarifies Caranua cannot initiate contact with survivors
Planning commences throughout 2013: consultations take place with survivors, survivor groups and other services for survivors. Meetings were held in England and Ireland and over 250 survivors were met directly in this way. The meetings provided information on their preferences for how the Fund should operate and their experience of accessing existing services
Outreach commences and by the end of the year events are held in Dublin, Manchester, Cork, Galway, Birmingham and London. Outreach starts in the Deaf village in Cabra and continues every month to July 2020
The changes were made to include additional items that survivors were requesting e.g. white goods. A funding limit of €15,000 was introduced for applications made after this date in order to ensure fair and equitable distribution of the fund.