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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 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 in the first quarter of 2017.

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.


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28/04/2017
IJCI Final Report to be published Monday 3 July, 2017

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Friday (28 April) made the following announcement:

"The Inquiry Report will be published on Monday 3 July, subject to any other unforeseen circumstances.

"Arrangements for the launch of the report will be published in due course."

  
26/04/2017
IJCI Panel reaffirms evidence received will not be destroyed.

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Tuesday (26 April) issued the following statement:

"The Inquiry wishes to reaffirm that the evidence it has received will not be destroyed. Arrangements for securing and preserving Inquiry data are under active consideration."

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Chair: Frances Oldham QC 
Frances Oldham QC
Alyson Leslie 
Alyson Leslie
Sandy Cameron CBE 
Prof. Sandy Cameron CBE

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