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Background to Inquiry

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry was 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 were held between July 2014 and June 2016, mainly in public, although at times the Panel heard evidence in private session.

The hearings covered three phases:

Phase 1

Phase 1a   Evidence from former residents of care homes and foster placements

Phase 1b   Evidence from staff and others working in the care sector and from alleged abusers

Phase 2     Evidence relating to policing, investigations of abuse and decisions on prosecution​

Phase 3     Consultations and discussions about the future of child care services in Jersey 


Witness Support

Arrangements for the support of witnesses via the Northern Ireland Victim Support Unit and a local independent support unit, which have been in place since 2014, continue. Details are available here.


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31/07/2017
The work of the Independent Jersey Inquiry is now complete.

​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:

E-mail: statesgreffe@gov.je  

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 441 020

  
03/07/2017
​​The final report of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has now been published.

​​​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

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