Victims and survivors of abuse in care have told us that the lack of adequate responses from State or faith-based institutions to their complaints of abuse has compounded their trauma.
This investigation examined the redress processes for people who suffered abuse and neglect as children, young people or vulnerable adults while in the care of the State and faith-based institutions.
What is redress?
Redress is a broad term. It can include:
- financial compensation
- physical, emotional and psychological rehabilitation through medical and psychological treatment, counselling, and other health and social services
- accountability of those responsible for the abuse including through civil claims and criminal prosecutions
- the prevention of further abuse
- acknowledgment of and apology for abuse that occurred.
The overall scope of the redress investigation can be read here.
Our report He Purapura Ora, he Māra Tipu. sets out the findings of this investigation and our recommendations to the Government.
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