Abuse in Care, a Royal Commission of Inquiry exists because of the hard work from many survivors and their supporters going back decades. 

What is the Inquiry about?

We are looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions between the years 1950-99.

How it works

Through hearing from survivors, evidence and research, we will make recommendations to the Governor General on how New Zealand can better care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Who we are

The Inquiry is led by a Chair, four Commissioners, the Counsel Assist and an Executive Director. It is supported by a secretariat. 

Our journey

See what has been happening since the Inquiry was announced in 2018 and what is planned for the next phase of the Inquiry.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference describe the purpose and boundaries of the inquiry.

Deaf Community

The Royal Commission worked with members of the Deaf community to create New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) videos about the Inquiry, the work we are doing, and how to engage and share your experience of abuse with us.

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