Engagement with survivors, their whānau, support networks and communities is an important part of our mahi. This page is regularly updated with with our engagement activities across the country. Click on the links below to find out more about each of our engagements.
The Royal Commission works with six Report Reference Groups. Report Reference Groups support and assist the Royal Commission to test its thinking and gain insights on areas of content relating to the Inquiry’s work programme.
The Royal Commission continues to engage with survivors and their experiences touching communities across Aotearoa. Aotearoa’s gang whānau are a unique part of Aotearoa’s diverse survivor community. They have their own stories to tell about surviving State and Faith-based care.
Monitoring and Oversight wānanga
A summary of our wānanga on the call for a redress system founded on the prevention of future abuse of children, young persons or vulnerable adults in care, based on the concepts of make safe, keep safe and monitor safe.
The experiences of Pacific survivors and recommendations on how the government and faith-based institutions will take care of Pacific people in Aotearoa, will be presented in a report to the Governor General. In preparation for this report the Pacific team are engaging with various communities around Aotearoa through fono.
Disability and Mental Health communities
We look to engage with communities in a range of ways so people can participate in a way that is accessible and mana-enhancing for them. We have an ongoing dialogue with survivors who are Disabled, Deaf or live with mental health conditions through private sessions and written accounts.
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry will be visiting the mid and far North from 24-27 May as part of its haerenga, regional reach out programme. Haerenga, to journey. Haerenga means to journey. The Royal Commission is visiting regional locations around the country so survivors and whānau can learn more about the Royal Commission’s work.
Haerenga (Bluff and Dunedin)
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is visiting Bluff Motupōhue on 29 June and Dunedin Ōtepoti from 30 June to 2 July to learn more about the wider impacts abuse in State and faith institution care has had on local communities.
Haerenga (Tairāwhiti, Gisborne)
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is visiting the Tairāwhiti region from 26 – 28 July to learn more about the wider impacts abuse in State and faith-institution care has had on local communities.
Future of care – hui with Rainbow communities and organisations
As part of our engagement with people from different communities across Aotearoa, the Abuse in Care Royal Commission is holding an online hui in October for people from Rainbow communities and the organisations that support them, to inform our recommendations for the future.