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Abuse in Care

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Royal Commission of Inquiry

What is the Royal Commission of Inquiry?

The Commission of Inquiry is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care in Aotearoa New Zealand between the years 1950-99. The vision of the inquiry is about "transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people, and vulnerable adults in our communities."

Want to Know More?

Would you like to know more? Attached to the link below is an easy to read document from the Abuse in Care website which outlines the purposes and the details of the inquiry, and why you might want to make a submission

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Do you want to be part of the change? You need to hurry!

If you were abused while living at Centrepoint as a child, the good news is that the Royal Commission of Inquiry is interested in your story. Centrepoint was a faith-based community, and the Commission would like to shed light on what happened to children who lived there. The Inquiry is about telling the truth, asking for accountability and seeking redress. It is about understanding the system problems which allowed ongoing abuse of children to occur, to correct these for vulnerable children now. Most children abused at Centrepoint have not been heard.

The Inquiry has been underway since 2018, and the final report will be presented to government in mid 2023. The deadline for submissions is March 2023, so that the information from all submissions can be included in the report. The Centrepoint survivors this means action is needed NOW.


For more information about the inquiry click on the buttons below, or listen to some of the personal accounts from survivor advocates who have told their stories through the inquiry already.

"The potential of the Royal Inquiry is to let people know that they are not alone."

"Make a change by coming forward, and sharing in your story."

"You will be treated with respect, dignity, and discretion."

"Come forward, let your voice be heard."

Read the article here
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December 2022

Read about about how Centrepoint features in the Inquiry - what is has to offer and why someone from Centrepoint might offer their story for the Inquiry.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry is interested in Centrepoint and is asking for survivors of childhood abuse to come forward NOW

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