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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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History never repeats?

by Molly Wilson Between the 1950s and 1980s in New Zealand, more than 100,000 children and young people were removed from their families and put into the care of the State (Stanley 2016, 2017). These children were overwhelmingly Māori and … Continue reading

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