1. ITV Report

21 of 43 Care Inquiry recommendations 'completed or started'

The Government has completed, or started work on, 21 of the 43 actions arising from the recommendations of the Care Inquiry.

The Chief Minister’s formal response to the report highlights this along with other progress that has been made since its publication in July.

It also explains how the recommended changes are being implemented.

The Inquiry identified systemic failings and made eight main recommendations for the future management of our residential and foster homes, and all our services for children and young people.

I am determined that we will provide a safe and secure environment for the children in our care, and that we will continue to improve safeguarding for all our children and young people.

– Senator Ian Gorst, Jersey's Chief Minister

The Jersey Youth Service is working with a group of young people who will be part of the interview process for recruiting a Children’s Commissioner.

The Care Inquiry made clear the importance of young people having a voice in affairs that affect them and of policy makers listening to children and young people.

It’s really important that we make this real and not tokenism, and I’m pleased that a group of young people will play their part in the appointment of the Jersey’s first Children’s Commissioner.

– Mark Capern, Principal Youth Officer