Quick Exit

Ms EL is a Pākehā survivor who will give evidence on her experience in foster care, focusing on the sexual abuse she suffered in two foster placements. After leaving care, Ms EL notified the Department of Social Welfare of the abuse in both foster homes. One of these perpetrators was convicted of sexual offences against minors and Ms EL will speak to her experience as a witness at that trial. She will also provide details on her time in Kingslea Residential School, and the impacts of the abuse she experienced in care.

Witness Statement of Ms EL

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