As part of our broader inquiry, we have investigated abuse and neglect in specific State and faith-based care settings, as well as specific themes and issues. These investigations have given a voice to victims and survivors of abuse and neglect in care who want to share their experiences.
We have gathered information in a range of ways, including witness statements, research, roundtables, hui and fono, public hearings, analysis of anonymised information from private sessions and written accounts, submissions, and policy analysis.
We also held public hearings as part of these investigations so survivors could share their experience, and the public could hear directly from survivors and other witnesses. In addition to hearings as part of specific investigations, we also held hearings to examine the response of State and faith-based institutions to the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults in their care.
Our investigations and hearings are informing our findings about what happened and why, and our recommendations for change to the way Aotearoa New Zealand cares for children, young people and adults.
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