Sharing information with the Inquiry

You can contact the Inquiry if you think you have information that might be relevant to our investigations. This can be done:

A member of our team will contact you to seek further details about what information you wish to provide. Please do not send the Inquiry any documents before we have contacted you. 

What if I want to tell the Inquiry something privately?

Where possible, evidence shared with the Inquiry will be made public. 

However, if you are worried about the information you wish to provide being shared with anyone else, you can ask the Inquiry to consider keeping information about your identity and involvement with the Inquiry private.

When you contact the Inquiry, you should let us know as soon as possible if you wish your identity to be kept private.

You should give us as much information as possible to help us understand the reasons why you are asking the Inquiry not to share your evidence and/or any information with anyone else.

We will carefully consider what you have told us and decide whether any measures should be put in place to protect your identity. We will balance what you have told us about your individual circumstances against whether it is in the public interest to share the evidence you want to provide. 

We will tell you what we decide at each stage of the process and discuss your options in full. Examples of measures that may be offered by the Inquiry include, but are not limited to, any one or more of the following:

  • A Restriction Order – this can prevent certain details being published or broadcast by the Inquiry and the media.

  • Technical/IT Restrictions – this may include limiting who in the Inquiry can access your information or identity, and providing you with a named contact to handle your information.