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Independent Care Inquiry review to be published

The report will outline how changes have been made based on recommendations from the panel's original investigation. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A review of progress made in Jersey's care system after the 2017 care inquiry will be published on Monday.

The report, drawn up by the panel, will outline how changes have been made based on recommendations put forward from their original investigation.

The report will be published at a public event at St Paul’s Centre at 1pm and it will be published on the Inquiry's website at 2pm.

It is based on evidence gathered by the panel when they returned to the island earlier this year, when they spoke to over 200 people in Jersey and more than 300 members of the public, experts and others.

The 2017 Independent Care Inquiry report highlighted multiple failings over a series of decades, stating that children in care on the island may potentially still be at risk.

The Chief Minister has previously stated he wants Jersey's system to be among the best in the British Isles and since the publication of the original report, the Government has implemented reforms to Children's Services, including stronger safeguarding arrangements.

Alyson Leslie, who worked on the panel, expressed her gratitude to those who had engaged with them in the process.

I write on behalf of the IJCI Panel to thank everyone who has contributed to, or assisted with, the recent review of progress on the recommendations made in our 2017 report. We have had an extraordinary response and appreciate greatly the time and courtesy people have given us to share their views, experiences and insights, to help us understand their work, to assist in making arrangements and to inform the public about the exercise.

– Alyson Leslie, Independent Jersey Care Inquiry panel member

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