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Background to Inquiry

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has been set up to establish what went wrong in the Island's care system over many years and to find answers for people who suffered abuse as children.

The hearings were held between July 2014 and June 2016, mainly in public, although at times the Panel heard evidence in private session.

The hearings covered three phases:

Phase 1

Phase 1a   Evidence from former residents of care homes and foster placements

Phase 1b   Evidence from staff and others working in the care sector and from alleged abusers

Phase 2     Evidence relating to policing, investigations of abuse and decisions on prosecution​

Phase 3     Consultations and discussions about the future of child care services in Jersey 

Witness Support

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.

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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."

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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