Posts Tagged ‘Abuse in care’

Sex abuse survivors rage – compensation far less than Inquiry professionals’ salaries

Thursday, July 20th, 2023
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Child sex abuse survivors are angry about the huge sums earned by professionals involved in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. The Daily Record says it found the judge who chaired the inquiry for seven years was paid the same amount for two weeks’ work as some survivors received in compensation for a lifetime of suffering. Read more

Public service lost sight of human beings at centre of abuse

Monday, August 29th, 2022

A senior public servant has apologised to state care abuse survivors for the way they were treated by government agencies responsible for handling their claims, including two brothers who were surveilled by private investigators. Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes, who was chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development when the survivors made their claims, Read more

Solicitor-General faces Abuse in Care Inquiry over Crown role

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

The Solicitor-General has fronted up to the Abuse in Care inquiry, telling the Commissioners she was there to explain the Crown’s role but not to necessarily defend it. In evidence from survivors given to the Royal Commission last month there was often criticism of the Crown’s tactics. “Tactics is a word that I perhaps wouldn’t Read more

Abuse victim rejects apology: ‘I find it quite insincere’

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

A man who was abused while in state care has ridiculed apologies given to him by a Crown witness at the Inquiry into Abuse in Care. Continue reading

15-year battle with Catholic order and Government departments

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

Sister speaks for man who spent 44 years at Kimberley Centre

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

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

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

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