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COVID-19 related postponement of upcoming Māori investigation public hearing

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 10:18 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is postponing its upcoming Māori investigation public hearing due to the recent COVID-19 community outbreak. The hearing was due to take place at Whare Tupuna Tumutumuwhenua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Marae ... More >>

Abuse In Care Inquiry’s Terms Of Reference Changes Finalised

Friday, 9 July 2021, 4:42 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Changes to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference confirm the Inquiry can make recommendations to help avoid future abuse based on the lessons of the past, and to improve redress systems. To inform those recommendations, the ... More >>

Dawn Raids A Focus As Pasifika Survivors Of Abuse Give Evidence

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 5:21 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Survivors of abuse from the Pacific community will give evidence before the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry at an upcoming public hearing, 'Tulou - Our Pacific Voices: Tatala e Pulonga'. Experts will also give evidence. The public hearing, starting ... More >>

Abuse In Care Royal Commission Appoints Acting Executive Director

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 4:11 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Helen Potiki Helen Potiki has been appointed as Acting Executive Director of the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry. Ms Potiki replaces outgoing Executive Director Mervin Singham who was announced yesterday as Chief Executive of the newly ... More >>

Royal Commission Chair Farewells Outgoing Executive Director

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 4:47 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Judge Coral Shaw, Chair of the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry, today congratulated and farewelled outgoing Executive Director Mervin Singham, as he moves to a role as Chief Executive at the newly formed Ministry for Ethnic Communities. ... More >>

Commission Welcomes Government Funding Commitment

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:37 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission has welcomed the Government’s ongoing support of the Inquiry. The Budget 2021 allocation of $90 million over the next two years will enable the Royal Commission to continue to reveal the full extent of historical ... More >>

Pacific Investigation Public Hearing Confirmed For Fale O Samoa, South Auckland

Friday, 7 May 2021, 8:46 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry will hold its Pacific people’s investigation public hearing, 'Tulou: Our Pacific Voices; Tatala e Pulonga' at the Fale o Samoa in Māngere between July 19 – 30 2021. Commissioner Ali'imuamua Sandra Alofivae ... More >>

Royal Commission Opens Submissions On Reforms To Redress For Survivors Of Abuse

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 8:51 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Royal Commission is considering in detail what changes could be made to redress processes for survivors of abuse in care. This includes the option of an independent redress scheme. The Commission outlined its current view of the main principles required ... More >>

Royal Commission Statement – Proposed Changes To Terms Or Reference

Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:35 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry was advised yesterday of Cabinet’s decision to “narrow its scope by removing the requirement for it to look at modern day care policy settings”. The Royal Commission will speak to the Minster of Internal ... More >>

Faith-based Institutions To Front Royal Commission On Redress For Abuse

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:59 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Witnesses for faith-based institutions, including Archbishops and a Cardinal, will give evidence before the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry this month, on their processes for resolving historic and current abuse claims. Phase 2 of the Faith-based ... More >>

New Information Suggests Far Higher Numbers Of Children, Adolescents Went Through Lake Alice Unit In 70s

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 8:29 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

A Royal Commission investigation into the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit indicates a far higher number of patients were admitted than previously thought. The Abuse in Care Inquiry is investigating what happened at the Manawatu-based Unit, following ... More >>

Royal Commission Interim Report Released

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:27 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry’s Interim Report Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā was released by the Minister of Public Service today. Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā summarises the Inquiry’s work to date. Key findings about abuse in care ... More >>

Royal Commission Reaches 500 Survivor Private Sessions Milestone

Monday, 14 September 2020, 9:01 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission has held its 500th private session with a survivor of abuse and/or neglect in the care of the State or a faith-based institution. Commissioners have been travelling across New Zealand to meet individually with survivors to privately ... More >>

Royal Commission Announces Scope Of Lake Alice Abuse Investigation

Monday, 24 August 2020, 11:08 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has announced the scope of its investigation into abuse and neglect at the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s. The investigation makes up part of the Inquiry’s broader ... More >>

Survivors With Low Literacy Skills Can Now Access Support To Share Their Experiences Of Abuse

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 9:16 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

Three leading literacy support providers are now assisting the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry, breaking down another barrier for survivors wanting to speak out, who struggle to read and write. More >>

Abuse Inquiry Welcomes New Commissioner

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 4:09 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Royal Commission has welcomed a new Commissioner to the Abuse in Care Inquiry, bringing the total number overseeing the country’s biggest-ever independent inquiry to five. Julia Steenson, a lawyer of Ngāti Whātua and Waikato/Tainui descent, has ... More >>

Royal Commission Seeks Information From Faith-based Abuse Survivors On Their Claims For Redress

Monday, 8 June 2020, 8:38 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is appealing for information from survivors who reported the abuse they suffered while in faith-based care and sought redress either directly from the Church or other Faith-based Institution or by filing ... More >>

Care-experienced Children Get Improved Access To Royal Commission Through New MoU

Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:55 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai, a community organisation that advocates for children and young people who have experience in the care system. VOYCE – Whakarongo ... More >>

Royal Commission Responds To Survivor Requests To Provide Written Accounts Of Abuse

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 8:35 am | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has unveiled the option for people to provide accounts of abuse or neglect in writing , in response to requests from survivors to do so. Inquiry Chair Coral Shaw said the Royal Commission is attempting ... More >>

Redress Hearing And Private Sessions Deferred

Monday, 16 March 2020, 3:56 pm | Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission has today taken the difficult decision to postpone next week’s Redress public hearing in Wellington, due to COVID-19. The public hearing on the State Response to Civil Redress and Civil Litigation Claims was scheduled ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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