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The Interim Report – Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā (Tāwharautia) describes the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared with us by survivors and witnesses. The name Tāwharautia is a word that implies providing shelter or care whether physical, emotional or spiritual. Tāwharautia has two volumes.

Volume One outlines our work to date and how we have approached it, and analyses the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared with us by survivors and witnesses;

Volume Two is devoted to the voices of survivors. It shares survivors’ stories about their experiences of abuse in care.

We have published Tāwharautia in several formats including pdf, easy read and large text. You can also read them online.

To access the Tāwharautia summary in New Zealand Sign Language click here 

A version in te reo Māori is available below.

Abuse in Care Volume One

PDF, 7.9 MB

So far, over 900 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 900 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako