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What happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care? I ahatia ngā tamariki, ngā rangatahi me ngā pakeke whakaraerae i te taurimatanga?

Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Tā mātou takohanga ki te Tiriti o Waitangi

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care will honour our Tiriti o Waitangi obligations under our Terms of Reference. The inquiry must give appropriate recognition to Māori interests, acknowledging the disproportionate representation of Māori, particularly in care. The inquiry will be underpinned by te Tiriti o Waitangi, and its principles, and will partner with Māori throughout the inquiry process.

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Our progress Kauneketanga

Experiences heard


Private sessions, written accounts and witness statements received as at 30 September 2021

Days of public hearings


At 30 September 2021

Documents analysed


At 30 Sept 2021

Upcoming public hearings Nohoanga tūmatanui e tū mai nei

Abuse in the care of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God brothers (Marylands School) public hearing

9-16 February 2022

Marylands was a residential school for boys, many with disabilities, from the 1950s to 1984. The Royal Commission is also looking into any abuse by the Hospitaller Order of St John of God brothers at a neighbouring orphanage that was run by another order, and at Hebron Trust, a Christchurch facility for at-risk youth operated by one of the brothers of the St John of God order.

Māori investigation public hearing

7-18 March 2022

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā, aro mai ki te karere nei!

Māori survivors of abuse in State and faith-based care will share what happened to them and what needs to change. The hearing will be tikanga Māori-based and held at Ōrākei Marae, Tāmaki Makaurau.

So far over 900 survivors have shared their story. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 900 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako