Providing information to the Foster Care inquiry

People who experienced abuse as a child, young person or vulnerable adult in foster care have important information for the Foster Care investigation.

So do whānau of people who were abused, or who witnessed or were aware of abuse happening.

People can share their experiences and thoughts in a range of ways. This year we have wānanga, fono, community conversations and haerenga (regional visits) planned. More information on these is on our engagement page.

If you want to share your experience with us then please contact us confidentially on 0800 222 727 or email: You can also email us and ask someone to call you back.

Sharing your experience means the inquiry can make findings about what happened and meaningful recommendations for change.

Sharing experiences of abuse will be difficult, and if you make that decision to do so we will make sure you have wellbeing support that is right for you. Please access the wellbeing information and contact page if you need support at any time.

Upcoming hearing: Foster Care hearing 13-17 June, Tii Tu Tahi hearing space, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland