Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (144)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

144. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Finance the number of claims pending against the State Claims Agency relating to historical child sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21157/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) is part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), which is a body under the aegis of the Minister for Finance. The SCA have supplied the information included in this report, and confirmed that it is correct as of 14th May 2018.

This report shows the number of active claims managed by the State Claims Agency in relation to historical child sexual abuse claims as recorded on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This is hosted by the SCA for the Health Service Executive (HSE), other Healthcare enterprises and State Authorities.

Historical child sexual abuse claims are assumed to be claims with a date of Incident recorded on NIMS as 2000 or earlier.

With regard to the number of active claims against the SCA relating to historical child sexual abuse, please see Table 1.

Table 1: Active historical child sexual abuse claims

Location

Number of active claims

Minister of Justice (Dept. of Justice, An Garda Síochána, Irish Prison Service, Courts Service)

13

Childrens Detention Schools

5

Day Schools

116

HSE

110

Residential Institutions

12

Tusla

31

Total

287

Definitions:

National Incident Management System (NIMS): Incidents (which include claims) are reported using the “National Incident Management System”. This is hosted by the State Claims Agency (SCA) for the HSE, other Healthcare enterprises and State Authorities. An incident can be a harmful Incident (Adverse Event), no harm incident, near miss, dangerous occurrence (reportable circumstance) or complaint.

Claim : A claim refers to notification of intention to seek compensation for personal injury and/or property damage where it is alleged the State was negligent. The application may be in the form of a letter of claim, an InjuriesBoard.ie application, or a written/oral request.