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If you or someone you support are a survivor of abuse in State or faith-based care, the Crown Response Unit invite you to submit a nomination to join a small group that will develop proposals for a new independent system, Puretumu Torowhānui, focused on healing from trauma and abuse.

You can nominate for the Redress Design Group, or the Advisory Group that will support it.  You can nominate yourself, or someone else (with their agreement).  The Crown Response Unit encourage you to submit a nomination if you have the skills and experience to help.

The Design Group will develop the proposed main features of the new system for survivors.  It will test key elements of their high-level design proposals with an Advisory Group.

The Design Group will have 10 members, plus a Chair.  It is expected that this group will include survivors and / or their advocates, along with experts in subjects like trauma-informed service design.  It will have a strong Māori voice, because Māori make up a high proportion of people in care, and because to ensure equity is met.

In addition, these groups will need to represent the diversity of survivors, so people from all survivor communities are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone else to either group.

The Advisory Group will have up to 20 members, drawn from specific survivor communities including Māori, Pacific, Deaf and disabled, rangatahi (youth), LGBTQI, and people who were in State care and in faith-based care.  The Advisory Group may choose to work together or in smaller groups.

The Design Group should be ready to start work in February 2023.  It will make its recommendations by June 2023.

A new, independent, trauma-informed redress system was the central recommendation of the Abuse in Care Royal Commission’s interim report on redress.

Nominations for the Design and/ or Advisory Group must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 13 December.

Visit for:

  • The nomination form
  • More detailed information on what the Design Group and Advisory Group will do, how it will work, and the skills and experience required of appointees