The purpose of the Commission, as found on its website is this: “The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care between 1950 and 1999.” The focus of the Commission is on ‘Abuse in Care’ with reference to:
  1. state-run institutions
  2. faith-based institutions
The extent of (2) includes our care of children, young people and vulnerable adults in our churches, schools, orphanages, elder care homes, and other ministries governed and managed by Anglican Social Services/Anglican Care.

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, including the Diocese of Christchurch, is committed to engaging with the Commission and its work, and will do all in its power to assist the Commission fulfilling its purposes. Accordingly, the Diocese of Christchurch encourages submissions to be made to the Commission by survivors of abuse in its care and advertises the following contact details for communicating with the Commission:

Phone: 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (NZT) 0800 222 727 [Calling from Australia? 1800 875 745]
Mail: Royal Commission of Inquiry
PO Box 10071
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

This notice is issued by Bishop Peter Carrell, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch.