Woman in charge of Jersey care services says young people in care are still "very vulnerable"

The woman in charge of care services for children in Jersey up until last year says young people in care in the island are still "very vulnerable".

Jo Olsson was drafted in from the UK to take over the top job of Director of Children's Services in August 2014 and says she found a quality of service that was not up to scratch.

Speaking at the Jersey Care Inquiry today she said: "I found a quality of and standard of practice in Jersey had left children very, very vulnerable."

She said poor management and working practices "left children unprotected for extended – I mean years- extended periods of time."

And when she left - just five months ago - she says the care system in Jersey was not up to the standards of other places in the UK.

And she claims that the police investigation into child abuse, Operation Rectangle, had not made the significant changes she would have wanted.

She said that when she left her post in August last year, standards were still poor.