Our work continues as we look more closely at the specific experiences of Māori, Pacific, Deaf and disabled people, and how some survivors overlap into each of these groups. What we uncover will help us determine what more is required to provide effective puretumu torowhānui for the tūkino or abuse, harm and trauma caused by institutions and organisations providing in care. This information is likely to lead to further recommendations. However, work must begin now on winding down the current ineffective State and faith-based redress processes and setting up a new puretumu torowhānui system and scheme that enables survivors to access effective measures to restore their mana and oranga. Survivors and their whānau, support networks, hapū and iwi have been waiting far too long for adequate responses to the abuse, harm and trauma caused to them, resulting in still further anguish. Many survivors have died waiting. The work of establishing a new and more effective puretumu torowhānui system and scheme cannot begin a moment too soon.
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