1. ITV Report

Remit extended for Isle of Man review of child abuse

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An inquiry into historic child abuse on the Isle of Man has had its remit extended.

The Social Affairs Policy Review inquiry was set up in July 2017 to look into reports of abuse at a former children's home up until 1983.

In June of this year the remit of the inquiry was extended by Tynwald parliament to include abuse not connected to Knottfield.

Any written submissions will not be published relating to an individual case without the consent of the individual concerned. The Committee may, however, publish written evidence relating to policy matters.

The members of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee dealing with the inquiry are Mr David Cretney MLC (chair) and Ms Julie Edge MHK.

The Committee wants to make a series of meeting dates available from September.

To submit evidence, email Hard copy is also acceptable via the following address:

Committee Secretariat

Legislative Buildings



To anyone who has been abused I would like to say, abuse is a crime and I hope you will feel you can talk to the Police. If you would like to talk to the Committee, that is another option available to you. We are not a substitute for the Police. We cannot provide you with professional counselling or compensation or legal advice, but we are concerned, and we will listen to you, whatever you wish to tell us.

– David Cretney, Chairman of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee