The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care between 1950 and 1999.

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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.

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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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