CLAN NZ has been working hard lobbying and advocating for a Royal Commission of Inquiry in NZ ever since the NZ branch was first launched at a public meeting on Saturday 18th Feb 2012 at Outhwaite Hall in Grafton, Auckland.
CLAN NZ works for justice and redress for NZ Care Leavers and can offer information, understanding, emotional support, networking and friendship. We support anyone who grew up in a home, foster home or institutionalised 'care', regardless of their background or their heritage. We hold informal meetings and social get-togethers every couple of months, where you can talk to others who have had similar experiences or just enjoy each other's company.
At long last, on 20th Oct 2017, Jacinda Ardern, the newly elected Labour Prime Minister, announced that "setting up an inquiry into the abuse of children in state care" was one of the sixteen issues in Labour's 100-day-plan. The “Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care” was established by the Government on 1 February 2018 with Sir Anand Satyanand appointed as Chair and a draft Terms of Reference was released for consultation.