Malo le soifua.

Recently, Spectrum Care hosted two members of the Pacific intellectual disability component of the Abuse in Care Royal Commission.

Fa’afete Taito and Pati Umaga are two highly esteemed members of this commission and also of the Pacific Island community here in New Zealand. They have both had extensive and prestigious careers in the disability services sector and carry a huge amount of mana.

Fa’afete believes that “At the Commission we know the barriers that our people face to have a talanoa about abuse, however, we want to encourage our Pacific communities to engage and participate in the Inquiry not only to have a voice but to make recommendations for the future of our children, young people and vulnerable adults.”

We are proud to be able to partner with our Pacifica communities and the Royal Commission.

Tofa Soifua



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The Royal Commission of Inquiry is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aotearoa New Zealand between the years 1950-99. They may also listen to survivor experiences before and after these dates.

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