Politicians, civil servants and people from Jersey's voluntary sector will join a public hearing today to discuss how well recommendations are being implemented from the Independent Care Inquiry.
The inquiry itself began after a police investigation in 2010 found 192 victims of abuse during a four year period.
An independent panel then heard evidence from hundreds of people connected to the care system since 1945 - confirming decades of abuse.
The panel published its final report in 2017 which included 8 recommendations one of which suggested the appointment of a Children's Commissioner and changes to the youth justice system.
Four days of round-table discussions are taking place from today at St Paul’s Centre in St Helier and will last until Friday 24 April.
On today's agenda, there will be the following speakers.
- 9.45am- Response to the Inquiry Recommendations by States of Jersey - Andrew Heaven, Head of Children's Policy States of Jersey.
- 11.00- Speeches from Nancy Meehan and Steve Hart.
- 12.15 pm- Responses from Members of States of Jersey Care Inquiry Response Programme Board
- 2.00 pm-Building a Sustainable Workforce - Social Work and Family Nursing- with speeches from Steve Lewis, Principal, Highlands College; Dr Rea Maglajlic, Univ. of Sussex.
A full list of the timetable for the rest of the week's discussions can be found from the IJCI Review 2019 website.