This Inquiry is for anyone who was abused in State or faith-based care as a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

Types of abuse

Abuse can be:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Psychological
  • Neglect

What does 'in State or faith-based care' mean?

A person is in care if they are away from their whānau or family. Some examples are:

  • In a children's home
  • Fostered or adopted out
  • In a youth justice placement
  • In psychiatric care
  • In any disability care or facility
  • At a health camp
  • At any school or special school
  • At any early childhood centre
  • In police cells, court cells or police custody
  • In transport between different care facilities
  • In a church or with a religious group (can be any religion or faith)

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