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The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is charged with finding out what went wrong in the island's care system, from the end of the Second World War.

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NSPCC: inquiry needs to shed light on full extent of abuse

The NSPCC has said the report from Jersey's Care Inquiry needs to 'shed light on the full extent of abuse perpetrated against vulnerable children in Jersey’s care system.'

It comes after the Panel made their closing statement this afternoon.

The report is due to be published at the end of the year but the children's charity say it should 'see the light of day' as soon as possible as 'those affected have waited long enough'.

The abuse in Jersey’s care system affected an unprecedented number of people and each victim deserves to see clear change so the failings of the past cannot happen again.

People who have suffered abuse as a child often never reveal their ordeal. Ensuring no historical offence is considered too old for investigation is crucial if we’re to increase public confidence in reporting abuse and to show victims they can achieve justice.

– NSPCC

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