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Monday, 03 July 2017

Report: Independent Jersey Care Inquiry - Full Report and Executive Summary

Written by The Editorial Team

The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed to the States of Jersey on Monday, 3 July, 2017.  

The 15 Terms of Reference dealt with the years from 1945 until the present day.  

The report identified individual and systemic failings and made recommendations for the future management and operation of Jersey's residential and foster homes to ensure the island provides a safe and secure environment for the children in its care.  

The experience of children within the care system was at the heart of the Inquiry's work.   

Evidence was heard from more than 450 people who had lived in the care system or were otherwise connected to it.  The Inquiry held 149 days of public hearings and also saw more than 200 witnesses. It considered more than 136,000 documents.  

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