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New Zealand’s state abuse inquiry: The call to social work

By Jane T On February 13th 2017 an open letter led by the Human Rights Commission, addressed to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, called for an independent inquiry into the abuse of children and adults held in state institutions … Continue reading

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Compensation in Aotearoa for historical institutional abuse: We are failing

By Abigail Williams Children in our society have been physically, emotionally, sexually and neglectfully abused for years, at the hands of their family, but also while in the hands of state care providers and religious groups (Matthews, 2004). This is … Continue reading

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State Abuse: It is not too late to say, sorry

By Elaine Aiken State care ought to provide tender, loving guardianship and, produce thriving well-adjusted children. However, the history of state care in New Zealand has all too often exhibited abuse, violence, placement breakdowns and even tragic fatalities. It is accepted … Continue reading

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Abuse in State Care – Revelations demand an Inquiry

by Vicky Michaels Like many New Zealanders earlier this month, on the 9th of April 2017 I watched the The Hui, the TV3 current affairs programme that revealed to the wider public for the first time, atrocities that had occurred in … Continue reading

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