The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care.

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How the Inquiry works

Find out how the Commissioners will investigate what has happened in care so they can write their report to the Governor General.

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How to get involved

Find out how survivors can share their experiences with the Abuse in Care Inquiry.


Commissioner's blog

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Follow some of the news of the Royal Commission with a monthly blog from our Commissioners. Commissioner Sandra Alofivae reflects on recent weeks in this months’ blog.


Message to Aotearoa New Zealand

Each survivor who attends a private session is given the opportunity to send a message to Aotearoa New Zealand.

You can read their messages here.

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"Over the years I was in that world, I realised I lost the ability to love ... a lot of kids in that world don't know how to love"

Witness accounts from the Contextual hearing

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"The beautiful gardens they had was just to disguise the abuse that went on."

Survivor videos

Treaty of Waitangi underpins us

The Royal Commission will use an approach that is consistent with Te Tiriti. How we adopt its principles of partnership, protection and participation is central to the work of the Inquiry and a core focus of our Māori Partnerships team.

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