The Salvation Army has apologised for the historical abuse of people in its care.
The army gave evidence today at the Abuse in Care inquiry being held in Auckland.
Over the next two weeks churches have the chance to speak about how they handled abuse cases and what support they gave survivors.
Salvation Army chief secretary in New Zealand Gerry Walker expanded on what the group said at the Royal Commission’s redress hearing in November and December 2020, which focused on the experiences of abuse survivors.
I would like to reiterate on behalf of the whole Salvation Army our deep regret and shame.
He said the army unreservedly apologised for any wrongdoing and was committed to working with survivors to address, in the best way it could, what had happened.