Quick Exit

Stephen Shaw is a Pākehā survivor who entered care at 16 months old. Stephen experienced sexual, physical, and psychological abuse in multiple foster care placements. Stephen will share his journey through State care, and the State’s failings that saw him placed back into the care of his abusive father. Stephen will share the impacts of abuse on both his physical and mental health and looking to the future will share his recommendations to prevent abuse in care.


Witness Statement of Stephen Shaw

PDF, 3.9 MB

So far, over 900 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 900 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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