Keith Wiffin went into state care at the age of 10 after the death of his father. He was sexually abused while at Epuni Boys’ home in the 1970s, and describes the many other forms of abuse he witnessed at Epuni. His police complaint led to the criminal conviction of his abuser, but his initial attempts to obtain redress from the Ministry of Social Development were rebuffed. The Ministry later made an ex gratia settlement, but Mr Wiffin describes his dissatisfaction with the Crown’s redress process. He advances a number of ideas for reform of Crown processes.
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