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ITV News can confirm the UK Home Office will be asked to widen the England and Wales investigation into historical child abuse to include Jersey this Friday.
The UK charity which represents abuse victims there, NAPAC, is meeting with officials later this week where it will table proposals to change the remit of the inquiry to include other areas of the British Isles, including the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.
Gary Burgess reports...
A victim of historical child abuse in Jersey is backing calls by a UK charity for the Westminster-ordered inquiry into abuse in England and Wales to also include Jersey.
Giffard Aubin was in care from the age of 6 to 16 in the 1940s, mostly at the Jersey Home for Boys - Haut de la Garenne.
He said the Jersey care inquiry is giving victims a voice, but the UK including Jersey in its remit would give those people even greater confidence that there is an independent investigation into wrongdoing in the island.
The Jersey Independent Care Inquiry has responded to calls from UK charity NAPAC for the England and Wales inquiry into historical child abuse to include the islands.
In a statement, the inquiry said: "We've not heard from NAPAC. The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is already well underway having so far heard evidence from more than 30 witnesses and received tens of thousands of documents as part of its work to uncover and understand the truth about what went wrong in Jersey's child care system over many years. It will continue with this work."