http://bit.ly/2lpkoPR The minister overseeing the Royal Commission of inquiry into state abuse is “horrified” a convicted child sex offender may have been allowed into meetings with sexual abuse survivors. But while she admitted it was a “shocking situation”, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin said she could not get directly involvedContinue Reading

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2018/02/we-need-to-lift-the-scab-on-child-abuse-and-investigate-failure-of-the-state-marama-fox.html The Government should use this opportunity to look into the failings of the state to respond to institutionalised abuse. That would open up the inquiry to look at all institutions that failed in their responsibility to care for their children, and the governmental response once they knew about theContinue Reading

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2018/02/we-need-to-lift-the-scab-on-child-abuse-and-investigate-failure-of-the-state-marama-fox.html The Government should use this opportunity to look into the failings of the state to respond to institutionalised abuse. That would open up the inquiry to look at all institutions that failed in their responsibility to care for their children, and the governmental response once they knew about theContinue Reading

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/319569/inquiry-‘absolute-way’-to-bring-abusers-to-account Chrissie Chamberlain, 62, was nine when she went to live with a second foster family in the 1960s. Over the next six years she was beaten, punched, kicked, slapped and raped by her foster father. Some years later she wrote to police telling them about the abuse at theContinue Reading