​​Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed to the States of Jersey on Monday, 3 July, 2017.  

The 15 Terms of Reference dealt with the years from 1945 until the present day.  

The report identified individual and systemic failings and made recommendations for the future management and operation of Jersey's residential and foster homes to ensure the island provides a safe and secure environment for the children in its care.  

The experience of children within the care system was at the heart of the Inquiry's work.   

Evidence was heard from more than 450 people who had lived in the care system or were otherwise connected to it.  The Inquiry held 149 days of public hearings and also saw more than 200 witnesses. It considered more than 136,000 documents.  

The full report and Executive Summary can be read here.​

Read Panel Chair, Frances Oldham QC's Summary Statement here.
Pool Video of Summary Statement on Vimeo & YouTube
Pool Photos of Summary Statement on Flikr

Transcripts and supporting documents from the public hearings are available   here. 

Witness support
​Details for support available for witnesses can be found here.​​​

31.7.17 - Final Update

All documents and other materials pertaining to the Inquiry - including this website - have been handed over to the States of Jersey. The Panel is overseeing the archiving of confidential material to ensure that approriate arrangements for protecting confidentiality are made.

The IJCI Email, Magnum, Twitter and Facebook accounts are now closed.

All queries in respect to the Inquiry should be addressed to the Greffier of the States:

E-mail: statesgreffe@gov.je  

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 441 020

August 2017: The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry team were shocked and saddened by news of the sudden death of their colleague Liz MacKean.
Her work as a member of the Inquiry media team was valued greatly.
The expressions of sympathy received from people in Jersey who met Liz through the Inquiry, are appreciated by her colleagues.