December 02, 2021
Judge calls for quick response to abuse remedies
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission has delivered its interim report proposing remedies for those abused in care in state or religious institutions.
He Purapura Ora, he Māra Tipu – From Redress to Puretumu has gone to the Governor-General, Dame Cindy Kiro, and should be tabled in parliament in mid-December.
Inquiry chair Judge Coral Shaw says the harrowing experiences the inquiry has heard from survivors make it clear the country must do better to care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
She says urgent change is needed to do right for survivors of abuse in care.
The inquiry has held 15 weeks of public hearings, heard hundreds of face-to-face survivor accounts and analysed more than 150,000 documents as well as holding hui and wānanga with experts and leaders from Māori, Pacific and Deaf and disabled communities.
It has also reviewed redress schemes in other countries.
The Royal Commission is due to deliver its final report in June 2023.