Quick Exit

Ms Beard is a 59 year old Māori woman of Ngāti Porou and Welsh descent.  She was placed in Strathmore Girls’ Home and Kingslea Girls’ Home in Christchurch, and Weymouth in Auckland. She will give evidence of being placed in solitary confinement, and undergoing compulsory internal vaginal medical examinations in each institution.  One doctor performing the examination sexually abused her. She will give evidence of the profound impact on her of the trauma she experienced in State care, including her experiences in relationships, and avoiding smear tests as an adult.

Statement of Gwyneth Beard for Abuse in State childrens residential care hearing v2

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