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.
The work of the Independent Jersey Inquiry is now complete.
All documents and
other materials pertaining to the Inquiry - including this website -
have been handed over to the States of Jersey. The Panel is overseeing
the archiving of confidential material to ensure that approriate arrangements for protecting confidentiality are made. The
IJCI Email, Magnum, Twitter and Facebook accounts are now closed. Video
is still available via Vimeo and YouTube. Photos via Flickr.All
queries in respect to the Inquiry should be addressed to the Greffier
of the States:
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 441 020
The final report of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has now been published.
Speaking at its launch in St Helier, Frances Oldham QC, thanked witnesses for taking part.
The full report and Executive Summary may be read here: Final Report