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Exclusive: UK abuse victim charity calls for Westminster to investigate Jersey

ITV News can reveal a UK charity which represents victims of historical abuse is calling on the Home Office to widen the remit of its abuse inquiry.

It will investigate what public bodies and institutions in England and Wales knew about abuse in the past.

NAPAC says, though Jersey's own inquiry has been running since the summer, what's happening in the UK should also include the Channel Islands.

Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of NAPAC, said: "Victims, survivors, who are coming to NAPAC are saying at last, are we going to get a voice? So I've spoken to people from the Channel Islands who are distraught that their voice may not get a hearing in what's being billed as this really important investigation."

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Abuse victim backs call for Westminster abuse inquiry to include Jersey

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.

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