Royal Commission

Royal Commission into abuse in care breaches victim’s privacy Comments 0

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

An abuse survivor’s privacy has been breached by the Royal Commission investigating abuse in state and faith-based care. The breach involved a survivor’s personal details being mistakenly sent to another survivor. In an email to survivors, the commission said it was an isolated but serious incident, caused by human error. The commission said it was Read more

15-year battle with Catholic order and Government departments Comments 0

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

A man who has battled for 15 years with the St John of God Catholic order and two Government ministries over compensation for the sexual and physical abuse he suffered has described his life as a “horror movie”. Continue reading

No ‘level playing field’ when taking abuse claims to court Comments 0

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

A lawyer representing a number of survivors of abuse while in state care says there is never a level playing field when taking claims to court. Continue reading

Sister speaks for man who spent 44 years at Kimberley Centre Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Paul Beale spent more than 40 years of his life as a patient in care. The treatment he received has been outlined to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission on Inquiry. Beale, who is 69, was first admitted as a patient at the Kimberley Centre, near Levin at the age of 10 and spent 44 Read more

Six-year-old adopted boy denied school, abused in state care Comments 0

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

A six-year-old boy who couldn’t spell cat and didn’t know his last name was sent to an institution where he was put to work and abused for the next 13 years. Intellectual disabilities support organisation IHC will give evidence on behalf of the man, who died in 2006, as the Abuse in Care Royal Commission Read more

Man says placements became a training ground for jail Comments 0

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The struggles of a man who was taken into state care as a young boy were relayed to the Abuse in Care inquiry in Auckland today. Chassy Duncan, 31, spoke to the Royal Commission via an audiovisual link in the Falkland Islands. He is currently in prison in Port Stanley along with two other fishers Read more

Prison guards were more caring than welfare homes Comments 0

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

A man has given a harrowing account of the consequences to his life after going into state care in the 1970s. Earl White, which is a pseudonym to protect his identity, gave evidence to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission sitting in Auckland on Thursday. White was physically abused by his father and step-father before Read more