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12 February 2015

​The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has today (Thursday 12 February) heard from two witnesses about their experiences of the Jersey care system.

Witness 210 gave a signed statement to the IJCI earlier this week. However, she did not want to give oral evidence and a protective measures application was granted so her evidence could be read anonymously by Counsel to the Inquiry Paul Livingston. In her statement, she described her time as a resident at Haut de la Garenne from 1978 and subsequently at the Clos de Sables Family Group Home from 1980-81.

Speaking anonymously, ‘Mrs J’ told the Inquiry she was initially sent to HDLG on a temporary basis because of violence at home, and ended up staying 2.5 years, before spending  a few weeks at Camelot Hostel in 1979. Counsel to the Inquiry was Harriet Jerram.

Transcripts and supporting documents will be available on this website in due course.

The public hearings resume at 0930 on Tuesday 17 February. Details will be published via the Timetable.

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