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Updated compensation scheme for historic abuse victims in Jersey

The States of Jersey has announced an updated compensation scheme for those who suffered abuse or harm in the island's care system.

The previous scheme was set up in 2012 and provided financial compensation for people who were physically, psychologically or sexually abused while living in residential care between 1945 and 1994.

Under the new scheme, compensation will also be provided for those who were in foster care or the Les Chenes secure residential unit.

Jersey's Children's Minister, Senator Sam Mezec says that the final details of the scheme are still being finalised but he expects to be able to give more information "over the coming months".

Our Island’s institutions failed children and their families over many years; for which we are truly sorry.

The redress scheme launched in 2012 provided compensation to people who suffered abuse in our residential care service from 1945 to 1994, but the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry tells us that others were also failed.

The new redress scheme is intended to help recognise this.

– Senator Sam Mezec, Jersey's Children's Minister

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