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Amy Bethune is a 38-year-old woman of European and Māori descent. Her mother, Sharyn Collis, was admitted to Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit between 1973 and 1974. Ms Bethune will give evidence regarding her experience of the intergenerational impacts of her mother’s abuse in care, describing how it affected her schooling and health, and influenced the relationships she has with her mother and own children.

Witness statement of Amy Bethune for Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit hearing

PDF, 1.4 MB

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