April 04, 2018
Scope of care inquiry subject for debate
The chair of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse in state care has called for submissions ion whether the draft terms of reference are fit for purpose.
The inquiry is designed to draw out the stories of the thousands of children and young people, the majority of them Maori, who were taken from their families from the 1950s to 1990 and put into borstals, care homes or foster placements.
Sir Anand Satyanand says it’s unusual to consult on the terms, but the Government is keen people have their say.
"It will be long work but it will be done in a way that enables everyone who has been affected by this as an individual or as a family member or as a staff member, there are many layers of points of view that might be possibly be expressed," he says.
The inquiry proper wil start mid-year once the other commission members are appointed, with a report due in 2020 in time for the next election.
The Royal Commission is now receiving submissions on the draft Terms of Reference. Submissions can be made by:
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Post: PO Box 10071, The Terrace, Wellington 6143
– Free phone 0800 222 727 will be available from 8.30am Tuesday 3rd April.
Submitters should state if they want their submissions to be confidential.
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