From 13-17 June, survivors who experienced abuse and neglect in foster care will share their experiences and evidence at a public hearing. When the State intervened, many children spent time in foster care, after being taken from their family or whānau, hapū and iwi, and it is necessary to look deeply into the causes and effects of abuse in foster care environments. Foster care is also a contemporary issue, and with what we learn from this hearing we can influence change to protect children in care now and in the future.
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.Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako