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​Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is investigating the abuse of children in Jersey's care system over many years.

The Inquiry Chair, Frances Oldham QC, has promised a "robust and fearless" examination of what went wrong and to find answers for people who suffered abuse as chidren. Three phases of hearings were held in public in St Helier between July 2014 and March 2016.


The Panel has sought to gain an understanding of the past so that it can make recommendations to ensure Jersey's care services are fit for the purpose of caring for vulnerable children and young people.

The current phase of the Inquiry is hearing submissions from Counsel and from Interested Parties based on evidence heard so far. This began in the week of May 16, 2016, and will resume on Monday June 20, 2016.

The venue for Inquiry Submissions is St Paul's Centre, Dumaresq Street, Jersey

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

The Inquiry office at Seaton Place is now closed.

The Inquiry offices have been decommissioned and equipment and furnishings have been recycled to States departments, charities and community organisations in Jersey.

The Inquiry contact details are:
Freephone from Jersey/UK: 0800 735 0100

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The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry hears final submissions from Interested Parties.

​The Independent Jeresey Care Inquiry adjourned on Thursday (19/5/16) after two days of hearing final submissions from Interested Parties. 

Transcripts and the Final Submissions will be available via this website in due course.

Proceedings  will resume at 0930 on Monday 20 June at the St Paul's Centre. The Panel will hear Interested Parties' responses to the final written submissions made by Counsel to the Inquiry, and will conclude with Counsel making their oral submissions.

IJCI hearings resume 0900 Wednesday 18 May, 2016
The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry hearings during the week commencing 16 May 2016 will start at 9:00am on Wednesday 18 May 2016 and not at 2:00pm on Monday 16 May 2016 as previously advertised. The detailed timetable will be available on the Inquiry website before next week.
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Chair: Frances Oldham QC  
Frances Oldham QC
Alyson Leslie  
Alyson Leslie
Sandy Cameron CBE  
Prof. Sandy Cameron CBE

Witness Support

The Inquiry has arranged independent support from Victim Support Northern Ireland for witnesses who have assisted the Inquiry. This support will remain available throughout 2016.

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