11 May 2021

Royal Commission into Abuse: Man shares effects of abuse at social welfare approved camp

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 11 May 2021

A man who suffered extreme physical and psychological violence while staying at a Social Welfare approved camp on Great Barrier Island in 1998 is now unable to work due to post traumatic stress.

At 12 years old Scott Carr was sent to Whakapakari by his social worker with the support of his parents after being told the camp was just what he needed, as it supposedly provided a lot of outdoor activities.

He's given evidence to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care.

Andrew McRae reports.