The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry State Redress hearing resumes today in Auckland.

The hearing is open to media but closed to the public because of Covid social distancing restrictions.

Hearing location: Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.

25 September

10:00am:

Tanya and Georgina Sammons and Hope Curtin

Tanya and Georgina Sammons will give evidence of their experiences of the Ministry of Social Development’s historic claims process in their attempts to address the abuse they suffered while in foster care. They will give evidence of the different approaches taken to each of their claims, and to their claim on behalf of their sister, who is now deceased.

2.15pm:

Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau

Dr Fiona Inkpen will give evidence on behalf of Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau (Stand Tū Māia), describing the historic abuse claims received by Stand Tū Māia in relation to Health Camps, and the trauma-competent, bi-cultural approach that Stand Tū Māia has developed for responding to these claims. She will draw on those experiences to make recommendations for how these types of claims should be addressed by all agencies going forward.

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Media enquiries: 027 298 2094; media@abuseincare.org.nz

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