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 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."

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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