State redress public hearings - Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry
- Monday 21 September - Tuesday 6 October 2020 - Auckland
State redress public hearing: survivors' experiences
- Monday 19 October - Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Auckland
State redress public hearing: Crown response
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has confirmed new dates for the two State Redress public hearings after they were delayed because of Covid-19.
The first hearing will focus on the experience of survivors in seeking redress (such as compensation, counselling, an apology etc) for abuse and/or neglect in the care of the State. The second hearing will focus on the Crown’s response to the survivor evidence and experience, and examine what processes have been, and still are, available to people who have been abused in care.More information is available on the website.
The Royal Commission’s Redress investigation also includes examining redress claims and processes for abuse and/or neglect in faith-based institutions. Faith-based Redress public hearings are scheduled for 23 November - 11 December 2020 - details to follow.
Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, the first hearing is closed to the public. Restrictions also mean there will be three Commissioners present, rather than five. The Royal Commission will advise if this changes. All Abuse in Care Inquiry public hearings are accessible to the public via the website live stream.
Media can attend the public hearings, but numbers are limited. If you would like to report on a Royal Commission public hearing, you must adhere to the Media Guidelines which include applying to attend/report five business days before a public hearing. If your application to report is approved, you must comply with social distancing parameters at the hearing location.
The public hearings will take place at Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.
Media enquiries: 027 298 2094; firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Abuse in State Care Royal Commission of Inquiry website for more details and any updates.