Monday, 3 July 2017

Jersey care system report to be released

"A three-year inquiry into widespread child abuse in Jersey's care system is due to reveal its findings later."

"The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, led by UK judge Frances Oldham QC, included the testimony of hundreds of witnesses."

"It heard 553 offences took place between 1947 and 2004, with more than half said to have occurred at Haut de la Garenne children's home."

"The report is due to be released on the inquiry`s website at 15:00 BST."

"Before the inquiry began, a five-year police investigation into care homes and youth organisations on the island identified 192 potential victims and 151 named suspects."

"Former care home residents who gave evidence to the inquiry told of physical, emotional and sexual abuse in the care system."

"The £23m inquiry also heard how many of the alleged abusers were never prosecuted, or had cases against them dropped."
"A group of current and former politicians, as well as Jersey bloggers who campaigned for almost a decade on subject of Child Abuse, and who fought for the Independent Abuse Inquiry to take place have said they are awaiting with ‘great anticipation’ the publishing of tomorrow’s report into child abuse..."
"Due to the timing of the publication of the report, the Campaign Group will be making a public statement on Tuesday at 1pm where members of the media may attend and ask questions. Venue TBA see twitter for details (@DeputyTadier)."

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