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Independent inspectors to examine children's services

The inspection has been ordered by Jersey's Chief Minister Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire/PA Images

Independent inspectors will be brought in to Jersey to examine the island's children's services.

The review has been ordered by the Chief Minister, in response to the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, which was published earlier this month.

Children's homes on the island are already subject to inspection by the Jersey Care Commission.

The Care Inquiry called for truly independent inspection arrangements which will have the confidence of children, staff and the wider public.

In order to provide that independence I have asked the Jersey Care Commission, which is itself an independent entity, to lead on commissioning independent inspectors to undertake the necessary work.

– Senator Ian Gorst, Chief Minister