Danny Wherry, a former child care officer with Jersey’s Children’s Services, has been giving evidence at today’s hearing.
Mr Wherry was employed by Children’s Services as a child care officer from 1981. He had a variety of roles including the supervision of foster homes in Jersey and liaison with family group homes.
He told Counsel to the Inquiry Patrick Sadd that he only became aware of reports of abuse within children’s homes in later years. He said he had no firsthand experience of receiving complaints or of hearing it from others.
Mr Wherry no longer works in childcare.
The Inquiry team is now preparing for the rest of phase 1b. Hearings will resume during the last week of May.