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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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09/03/2017
IJCI Panel advise of delay to publication of report after receiving new information relating to Phase 3 of their work.

​The Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry on Thursday (9 March) released the following statement:

"The Panel has received new information as part of Phase 3 of its work, in respect of recommendations for the future of Jersey's childcare system.

"The Panel has advised the States of Jersey that there will be a delay to the publication of the report pending examination of the new information as to whether it affects the recommendations we intend to make.

"We do not anticipate extensive delays. We will announce the date of the report's publication in due course and advise on the arrangements that will be in place for its launch."

  
22/11/2016
IJCI final report to be published in first quarter of 2017.

The Panel Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is progressing with the drafting of its report into the abuse of children in Jersey's care system over many years. It confirms that the report will be published during the first quarter of 2017 and not at the end of 2016 as previously published. Further information in respect of the publication will be provided in the New Year.

 

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