The Chair of the Jersey Care Inquiry has made her closing statement.
Frances Oldham QC and her two panel colleagues will now retire to write a report based on all the evidence they have been given.
She thanked everyone who has given that evidence to the Inquiry and reiterated what the Panel will be focusing on in the report.
The Panel will not be making findings of fact in relation to individual allegations. That was not part of our remit. We will analyse the evidence as a whole to determine the culture of the relevant institutions and establish whether there were any patterns of abuse or systemic failings that can be identified.
Here is the full closing statement:
Children, families and people working in child protection met today to discuss how to shape the future of Jersey's Children's Services.
The independent inspection is a result of the Independent Care Inquiry, which found that children in care weren't getting necessary support.
The lawyer representing victims of historical child abuse, has asked the Jersey Care Inquiry to remember the investigation is about people.