The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry Faith-based Redress hearing continues today in Auckland.
Commissioners will hear from three witnesses. Witness evidence summaries are outlined below.
The hearing is being live-streamed here.
Hearing location: Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.
The Salvation Army opening statement
“Mr A” (via AVL) – will not be live-streamed due to a suppression order
Mr A was placed in care at the Salvation Army’s Bramwell Booth Home in Temuka in the 1980’s. Mr A gives evidence of approaching Cooper Legal and taking a claim against the Salvation Army to obtain redress.
Ms Lowe will give evidence of her time at Hillsbrook Children’s Home, the Salvation Army’s Whatman Children’s Home and foster care. She will outline the impact of the abuse suffered in these placements, and the effort made on behalf of herself and others to obtain redress from The Salvation Army. Ms Lowe also makes recommendations for changes to the redress process.
Mr Timpson identifies as Moriori. Mr Timpson gives evidence of his experiences of abuse within the Salvation Army’s Bramwell Booth Home in Temuka where he was placed for 11 years from 1971 onwards. Mr Timpson will also discuss the significant impact this has had on his life, and his experience going through the Salvation Army redress process in the 2000’s.
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About the Abuse in Care Inquiry
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect that happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care from 1950 and 1999. It will also consider experiences of abuse or neglect before outside these dates. After completing its investigations, it will make recommendations to the Governor General on how New Zealand can better care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.