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.


How the Inquiry works

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

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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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"I’m doing this for my brother, for my special needs birth mother, my darling grandmother and my absent father."

Netta Christian, Survivor Advocate

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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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