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.
Ms White gives evidence of her experience at the Salvation Army homes The Nest and The Grange, and the abuse and neglect she suffered during this time. She will also outline the redress process she undertook with the Salvation Army in the 2000’s.
Mr Takiaho identifies as Maori. Mr Takiaho will give evidence of his experiences in Owairaka Boys Home and Hodderville, as well as foster care homes. He will also talk about the redress process he went through with the Salvation Army and the significant impact that both the care settings and the redress process had on him.
An abridged version of the evidence of Ms B will be read by Claire Mullord. Ms B’s evidence includes evidence of her experience in care of The Salvation Army at The Grange in the 1950’s and the long-lasting impact of her abuse in care. Ms B will also give evidence of her redress process and recommendations for change.
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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.