Quick Exit

Kath Coster is the third generation of her family to have been in State care. She shares experiences of her early family life and multiple foster and family home placements. Ms Coster discusses the impacts that foster care has had on her life including her health and relationships and the significant effect it has had on her cultural identity. Ms Coster shares a number of recommendations for change. 


Witness Statement of Kathleen Coster

PDF, 4.8 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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