They said justice for state abuse victims wasn’t possible under the law. Sonja Cooper proved them wrong.
Man reports his foster mum, is told she committed no crime because it was the 1970s.
A judge who wrote a report on abuse in state care after listening to stories for seven years says it appears to have been forgotten.
The judge who chaired a panel which heard from children abused in state care says there is no guarantee of the future safety of children unless an an independent body is set up to investigate.
John Key has refused to say whether he would rule out an independent inquiry into the abuse of children in state care but said it would not achieve a lot.
Decades after they suffered, victims of abusive Catholic priests and brothers are coming forward in record numbers.
They call themselves ‘Ngā Wāhine Mōrehu’ – the woman who survived.
There are now claims that some abusers mistreating children in state care could have been stopped.
The ministry criticised by a judge over its treatment of a young girl who complained of sexual assault has acknowledged a family home was not the best placement for her.
Child psychology expert Nicola Atwool discusses the two uplift videos in Newsroom’s investigation.