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

We will make recommendations about how New Zealand can better care for children, young persons and vulnerable adults.

We do not provide compensation for historical abuse or neglect. Find out more.

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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.


Next hearings

Tulou - Our Pacific Voices: Tatala e Pulonga

19 July to 30 July 2021

The Inquiry’s Pacific hearing will examine issues that are particularly relevant to the experiences of abuse of Pacific people across all State and faith-based care settings included in the Terms of Reference.

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Treaty of Waitangi underpins us

The Royal Commission commits to an approach that is consistent with Te Tiriti. Te Tiriti principles are central to the work of the Inquiry.

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Faafete Taito v2

"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

Allison

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

Survivor videos

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