Dilworth School faces new class action for failing to protect its students

TV1 News | 24 June 2021


New Zealand's wealthiest school, Dilworth, is facing a new class action complaint, for its failure to protect boys in its care from being sexually abused.


Survivor Neil Harding, who's spearheading the action alongside another claimant, said “as early as the 1970s, Dilworth School knew vulnerable young boys in its care were being sexually abused by staff and others in positions of power".


He says instead of providing protection, boys who complained were severely punished and silenced.


"The school also moved offenders on and actively sought suppression orders to protect the school’s reputation if the offenders were convicted for their crimes," Harding said.


"Dilworth is responsible for the immeasurable harm each and every boy suffered."


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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dilworth-school-faces-new-class-action-failing-protect-its-students


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