There are many ways in which you can share your experience. By sharing your story at a private session, in person or by video call, as a witness in a public hearing, by providing a written account or witness statement, attending a roundtable or hui in your local community, or by making a submission.
You can choose to be heard in a private session, either by video call or on the phone, or you can choose to share your experience in writing.
You can choose to share your experiences with a Commissioner at a private session.
You can send us your experiences in writing by sending us your written account.
If you choose to share your experience by video call, you can be in a familiar place where you feel comfortable talking. We will agree a time and date with you and we will send details a week before your session of what you need to do and how the it works.
Group sessions provide an opportunity for a group of participants to meet with a Commissioner in a face to face setting and share their collective experience, usually after the individual participants have had a private session.
Before registering with the commission to share your experiences as a survivor it is a good idea to check the types of abuse the Inquiry will investigate, and read the short version of the Terms of Reference.
We will investigate abuse in care provided by the State (social welfare, education, law enforcement and health) and faith-based institutions.
We have created a shorter version of the Terms of Reference so it is easier to read. This has been translated it into seven languages and Easy Read.
Registering with us starts the process of sharing your experiences with the Inquiry. You can choose to be heard in a private session, either by video call or on the phone, or you can choose to share your experience in writing.
Stay up to date with the work of the Inquiry while the reports to the Government are created.
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission is calling for submissions on potential changes to redress schemes in Aotearoa New Zealand for survivors of abuse in care.
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