The Survivor Experiences Service provides a safe, supportive, confidential place for survivors of abuse in State, faith-based, or other forms of care to share their experiences.

Through the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry, a number of survivors expressed their need for a service to share their experiences, between the closure of the Royal Commission and the time when a new, independent redress system is established.

The Survivor Experiences Service has been designed to meet this need.

The Service is available for people who were abused in state, faith-based, or other forms of care. It is also open to hearing the experiences of whānau.

The Service is guided by an independent Board and housed within Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs.

The Service will run from July 2023 through to the introduction of a new, independent redress system, which is being led by the Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry.

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