Jersey care home abuse inquiry says children may still be at risk


Chief minister apologises for ‘unpalatable truths swept under carpet’, as report calls for demolition of Haut de la Garenne home

Monday 3 July 2017 15.12 BST

Children in the care system in Jersey continue to be put at risk, a shocking report into the sexual and physical abuse of hundreds of children on the island has concluded.

The Jersey care home inquiry, which exposed failings within the care home system going back to the end of the second world war, severely criticised the island’s politicians for failing children in their care over last 70 years.

It claimed that in some instances the island’s leaders were more concerned about preserving the “Jersey way” – its age-old traditions – than making sure its most vulnerable children were cared for.

The report (pdf) called for one of the symbols of the abuse, the Haut de la Garenne children’s home – dubbed the “house…

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