The former Haut de la Garenne children's home will not be demolished.
The Council of Ministers discussed the findings from the public consultation this morning and agreed to further work to establish the long-term use of the site.
Ministers also agreed in principle with the four recommendations of the Citizens Panel and will engage further on the detail of how to implement the recommendations.
Ministers unanimously agreed today with the consultation findings not to demolish the Haut de la Garenne site, but instead to ensure that it is redeemed through a positive use over the long-term.
We also unanimously agreed that Jersey must remember and recognise the children who we failed in the past and that we should celebrate our island’s children.
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Jersey's government says current forecasts show the inquiry into historical abuse in the island's care system will stay within its budget.
Yesterday ITV News reported the inquiry's final report now won't be published by the 31 December 2016 deadline. Instead it is expected to be ready before the end of March 2017.
That led to groups representing the interests of abuse survivors to express concern about the anxiety such a delay may cause.
Today, a spokesman for the States of Jersey avoided making any comment about the delay, but confirmed the current total budget of £23million, which covers the costs of both the inquiry and the States, is currently not forecast to be exceeded.
Of that amount, £15.3million is earmarked specifically for the inquiry team, which has heard from more than 600 witnesses since its inception in July 2014.
The inquiry's budget has increased over time:
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Phase 1b of the Jersey Care Inquiry resumes this afternoon.
The Inquiry has been set up to find out what went wrong in the island's care system from the end of the Second World War.
Witnesses will talk about their experiences of working in the Jersey care system.
The UK Home Secretary has today confirmed a forthcoming inquiry into historical child abuse in England and Wales WILL also look at evidence gathered by the Jersey inquiry.
Theresa May's announcement follows an ITV News report last week revealing NAPAC, a charity which represents abuse victims, wanted the move.
She said, though the Westminster inquiry has no jurisdiction over Jersey, it will look at the findings and recommendations from what happens in the island.
Ms May said the Jersey inquiry will not be ignored.
The Jersey Care Inquiry is announcing today whether or not alleged abusers who are believed to be dead can be named in evidence.
The Panel was asked to revise it's Protocol last week.
Counsel to the Inquiry said the application raised difficult issues and there is an overriding need to maintain a balance between fairness and transparency. The Panel also thought it raised further issues that need to be considered.
Therefore they said they needed time before a decision could be made.