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Ms ED is a Pākehā woman from the South Island. She will share her experience of suffering physical, sexual and psychological abuse from both a family member and a foster parent throughout her time in foster care, where she had over ten different placements. Ms ED will also share the reactions she experienced when she attempted to report a foster carer’s abuse, and some of her recommendations for improving the foster care system.


Witness Statement of Ms ED

PDF, 4.2 MB

So far, more than 2,644 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,644 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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