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Ms Elison Mae is of Ngāti Kahungungu ki Wairarapa and Rangitāne descent. Elison suffered emotional, physical, sexual and psychological abuse during the 17 years that she was in State care. Elison later worked as a solicitor for Child, Youth and Family until 2019.  Elison shares her experience of the foster care system alongside her current concerns and recommendations for the future.


Witness Statement of Elison Mae

PDF, 5.6 MB

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.

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