Abuse in Care Inquiry

Please see below info from the Abuse in Care Inquiry:

Kia ora,
Through your social network and contacts, please help us connect with people who are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, whānau hauā, tāngata Turi, tāngata whaiora, or experience mental distress so that they can take part in shaping the recommendations for change.
We’ve created an online space at, and from 1 November to 8 December we’re asking people to tell us how care and support can be improved so that:
· culture and identity are respected
· there is fair treatment for all
· family and whānau are involved
· Mana and dignity are upheld
· accessing services and support is easier
· a quality education is available for all.
We know that engaging with us online won’t suit everyone, but we also understand that some survivors, whānau and other community members face barriers to engaging with us in person. Comments will be anonymous – it is a safe space for people to share their thoughts and ideas on how care can be improved so that everyone can thrive.
The online platform we are using also has the highest accessibility accreditation of all the available digital tools, with their accreditation meeting WCAG 2.1 Level AA. If people experience accessibility issues they can also send a comment to us by text on 8185 or by email:
If you are in a support or carer role, you may need to help people such as those with an intellectual disability and others living in care to use this site – we strongly encourage you to do this. Everyone has the right to contribute to this important mahi and their views are valuable and relevant.
The focus of this engagement is to learn from different communities about solutions for the future. We encourage survivors and their whānau who want to talk about their own experiences of abuse or neglect to contact us by phone or email, so we can arrange to do this in a way that works best for them. Our Contact Centre can be reached on 0800 222 727 weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm (NZT) excluding public holidays or by email:
You can now also reach us by text on 8185.
Thank you for your help!
Alicia Worrall
Engagement Specialist
Address: PO Box 10071
Wellington 6140 New Zealand