Government expands state care abuse inquiry to include church abuse | Newshub

"We recognise the seriousness of abuse and confirm our commitment to considering future measures to help protect all children."

NZ govt to investigate abuse in churches

New Zealand's government has expanded a probe into the abuse of children in state care to also cover those in care of faith-based institutions.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care will now include churches, PM Jacinda Ardern says Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care will now include churches, PM Jacinda Ardern says

Terms of Reference for inquiry have been expanded to include churches.

Watch: PM widens inquiry into abuse of children in state care to include faith-based institutions

Royal Commission of Inquiry scope expanded

Cabinet has today agreed to expand the scope of a proposed inquiry into the abuse of children in state care, to include the abuse of children in the care of faith-based institutions.

Churches to be included in abuse inquiry

The Government's inquiry into the abuse of children in state care will be expanded to include the abuse of children in the care of religious institutions.