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Press Release – Custody Abuse Royal Commission of Inquiry

Survivors of abuse and neglect in psychiatric and psychopedic settings, as well as people from the deaf or disabled community will continue to share evidence today at a public hearing by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. From July 11 to 20, the Royal …

Survivors of abuse and neglect in psychiatric and psychopedic settings, as well as people from the deaf or disabled community will continue to share evidence today at a public hearing by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care.

From July 11-20, the Royal Commission will hear from survivors about the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, including physical, medical, emotional, educational and cultural, suffered in state care. We will also hear from experts and staff who have worked in psychopedic and psychiatric institutions.

The hearing will examine the use of control and restraint in mental health and disability care. It will also examine the adequacy and availability of complaints procedures and the impacts of long-term institutionalization on survivors and their whānau.

The hearing is held at Tii Tu Tahi, Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Tāmaki-Makaura. It is open to the public and will be broadcast live with New Zealand Sign Language interpreters.

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