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.


How to get involved

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

Next hearings

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

Marylands was a residential school for boys, many with disabilities, from the 1950s to 1984. The Inquiry is also looking into any abuse by the 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.

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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


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

Survivor videos

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