Story: Children’s homes and fostering

Abuse claims

People who claimed they were neglected or abused as children in state care could make a complaint to the Ministry for Social Development (MSD), which assessed each claim individually. Brian Wilkinson was unable to agree on a settlement with MSD and filed a claim for redress in court. In a television programme which aired on 16 July 2009, he explained that it was important to him to receive an acknowledgement of suffering, and an apology..

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s homes and fostering - Experiences of institutional and foster care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 Dec 2018