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This report provides information on the impacts of child abuse and how it has been measured and costed by a number of studies in New Zealand and overseas. It explores how these costs could be applied to the estimates of those abused in care in New Zealand between 1950 and 2019. Ultimately it provides a high-level estimate of the cost of abuse in care in New Zealand. Cost studies capture both the financial costs to the economy and the non-financial costs incurred by the survivor of abuse.

Economic Cost of Abuse in Care

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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