Quick Exit

Mr EC is of Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Kurī descent. He suffered from neglect, excessive labour, psychological and physical abuse from his foster carers. Mr EC was separated from his siblings and moved to multiple foster placements and borstal before spending time in prison. Mr EC speaks about his experiences and the impacts that foster care has had on his life and family relationships.


Witness Statement of Mr EC

PDF, 4.4 MB

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