Raiseaconcern, an organisation independent of the Defence Forces which specialises in the area of employee disclosure, was appointed by the Minister for Defence in October 2021 to act as Confidential Contact Person (CCP). The CCP’s role was to listen to and assist serving and former members of the Defence Forces, both male and female, who had been the victims of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the workplace in documenting their complaints. Raiseaconcern as CCP will be providing the Minister with the key themes arising from this work including anonymised summary information collected by them relating to each person who has come forward. This information will be made available to the Independent Review Group to inform their work, so it will not be necessary for those who have made submissions to the CCP to do so again. Such persons are, however, welcome to do so if they wish.