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 children. Three phases of hearings were held in public in St Helier between July 2014 and June 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.
It is now analysing all the evidence to determine the culture of the relevant institutions and establish whether there were any patterns of abuse or systematic failings that can be identified. Its recommendations will be published in a report at the end of 2016.
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.
Arrangements for the support of witnesses via the Northern Ireland Victim Support Unit and a local independent support unit, which have been in place since 2014, continue. Details are available here.