Survivors of abuse from the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit will give evidence before the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry at an upcoming public hearing. Experts and institutional witnesses will also give evidence.

The public hearing will start on Monday 14 June in Auckland.

As part of the investigation into abuse in psychiatric care, the Inquiry is investigating what occurred at the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s.

The Inquiry will investigate what happened to children and young people at the unit, and why it happened. It will investigate what the Government, Police and professional bodies did to prevent and respond to abuse of children and adolescents in the unit.

The hearing timetable and list of witnesses will be published on the website ahead of the hearing.

This hearing is open to the public and it will be livestreamed on our website. The public hearing will take place at Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023 (entrance via Kingdon St).

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