Getting help and support Te whai āwhina me te tautoko
The Royal Commission would like to thank you for your willingness and courage to engage with us, and for sharing your experiences of abuse in State or faith-based care.
We want to acknowledge the impact abuse may already have had on you and your whānau. We know that by walking the pathway of sharing these experiences you and your whānau may experience some distress or resurfacing of memories of these experiences.
Your health, wellbeing and mana are at the centre of our interactions with you and your whānau.
We continue to be here for all survivors who need us
Ka tautokona tonutia e mātou ngā mōrehu e whai āwhina ana
We continue to be here for all survivors who need us. For wellbeing support, get in touch with us on freephone 0800 222 727 or text 8185 during weekday hours. Or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
While the Royal Commission cannot provide long-term support, we can refer you to other providers, such as ACC or community providers.
In the meantime, a new organisation has been set up to drive the Government’s response to the Royal Commission – it is called the Crown Response Unit.
A new listening service has been developed
The Survivor Experiences Service is now available for people who were abused in State, faith-based, or other forms of care, as well as for a survivor’s whānau.
Survivors and whānau can contact the Survivor Experiences Service to organise a time and place to share their experiences.:
- call 0800 456 090
- text 8328.
- email email@example.com
To find out more about the Survivor Experiences Service, visit their home page on survivorexperiences.govt.nz
Royal Commission survivor registration is now closed
Kua katia ngā rēhitatanga a te Kōmihana karauna mā te hunga purapura ora
The work of the Royal Commission is coming to an end, and we are now writing our final report and recommendations, which will be delivered to the Governor-General by 28 March 2024.
For survivors this means on 21 March 2023 we closed our registrations for those wanting to share their experiences with the Royal Commission.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any new registrations.
In the months before closing Royal Commission registrations, we tried to reach as many survivors as possible.
We continue to be here for those survivors who need us. For wellbeing support, get in touch with us on freephone 0800 222 727 or text 8185.