Independent Jersey Care 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 will be held in public, although at times the Panel may hear evidence in private session.
The hearings will start in due course, once all necessary arrangements are in place. Dates and times will be published on this website.

At the moment the Inquiry Team is collecting evidence from potential witnesses. These include people who were in care, those who worked in Jersey care services or came into contact with them, whatever their perspective.

The Inquiry Panel wants to build up as full a picture as possible so that it can then be in a position to make recommendations, ensuring that the Island's care system is fit for its purpose of caring for vulnerable children and young people.

The privacy and confidentiality of potential witnesses will be respected and details of how this will be achieved can be found on the website.


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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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