Wednesday, June 4, 2014


The success (or otherwise) of the Inquiry will depend on what evidence it receives and if anybody needs any help/support submitting their evidence or any Abuse Victim/Survivor, or family member/friend of, need any kind of support, whether submitting evidence, or not, the Jersey Care Leavers Association (JCLA) are more than happy to help and can be contacted by e-mail  or telephoned on 01534-738351.

4 June 2014

Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to hold Public Preview Afternoon

Members of the public will have a chance to look around the offices where the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry will begin hearings this Summer.
The public areas of the Seaton Place offices in St Helier, including the hearing room, will be open for anyone who would like to visit on Monday 9 June, between 13.30 and 15.30.
Members of the Legal Team will be on hand to answer any questions and to explain exactly how the proceedings will run. A member of the Inquiry’s witness support group will also be available to outline what services will be on offer.
Anyone wishing to take photographs on the Preview Day may do so only during the final 15 minutes of the session.
Building work at 11 – 15 Seaton Place is now complete and the facilities are designed to ensure the comfort of witnesses who will be giving evidence. Particular care has been taken to allow those who wish to give evidence anonymously to do so without risk of being identified.
When the hearings get underway, the first expert witness will be Professor Roger Bullock of Bristol University who will provide evidence about Jersey’s care system. The Legal Team are still gathering witness statements and documents and it’s not too late for anyone who wants to give evidence to get in touch.
The latest technology is being used to handle the tens of thousands of documents used during the Inquiry. These will be shown on large screens throughout the hearing centre and then uploaded onto the website.
The Inquiry Chair, Frances Oldham QC, says: "The Panel are looking forward to beginning the public part of the Inquiry and would like to assure everyone that we will work as openly and transparently as possible. We urge anyone who thinks they can contribute to our work to contact us in what is a very safe environment. We will be robust and independent in our approach to uncover the truth about what went wrong in Jersey's child care system over many years." End


Anonymous said...

The opening hours on Monday have been extended to include between 5.00pm and 6.30pm so that those working get the opportunity of going along after work.

voiceforchildren said...


Advocate Philip Sinel PRESS RELEASE.

Anonymous said...

Quote from the always immaculate "boatyboy",242.msg59155.html#msg59155

" How can an open minded, professional committee grant legal representation to some witnesse's but not others.

Is this another whitewash, is this another Dame Steel or Electoral Commission where the outcome is decided before the inquiry even starts ?

Whether you love him or hate him, Stuart Syvret by virtue of his past office - should be involved and invited, (with legal representation ) to be questioned by the CoI. and to submit his own evidence. To put it simply, if not why not and what are they afraid of ?

The Committee of Enquiry that is supposed to be hunting the truth, the whole truth.


The best policy remains for EVERYONE to partake and offer evidence to the enquiry -but to state and register their concerns or lack of confidence in aspects of the inquiry. This inquiry is set up and funded by people, including those who wish to conceal as much as possible of the truth.

Jersey requires that this is a proper and complete inquiry, properly set up and conducted. We want closure AFAP and do not want a 2nd or even a 3rd inquiry as happened with Hilsborough.

voiceforchildren said...


Interview with Advocate Philip Sinel PART ONE.

Anonymous said...

I have nothing but respect for the fighters that have never given up, and have brought about this important COI.

I agree completely with anonymous, that everyone should take part that has evidence, and also once evidence is offered and recorded, are then asked why the ex Health Minister has been excluded from legal representation, which is contrary to the Salmon rules laid out for public hearings.

Made uncomfortable enough they will have to do the right thing, or risk being accused publicly around the world of conducting a whitewash and wasting the publics time and money.