Karanui whānau Kuini was placed in state care at age 11 due to truancy. She was sexually abused in two of the three homes she was placed in. As an adult, Kuini used the Māori values of tika, pono and aroha which were instilled in her as a child, to go on to care for many tamariki in need. She cared for these tamariki in the hope that she could keep them safe. Kuini wanted her story shared in the hope that it helps the Government better understand how to look after our tamariki today.
So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 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