Response to the Care Inquiry - Update Report Q4 2018

Scrutiny review - Care of Children in Jersey Review Panel

Launch date: 03/10/2018

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

On 31st October 2017, the Council of Ministers (the Government of Jersey) presented a report in response to the Jersey Care Inquiry Report.  The Council of Ministers report set out the actions that would be taken in order to implement the recommendations made in the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

Prior to Jersey's Election in May 2018, the previous Care of Children in Jersey Scrutiny Review Panel carried out a review of these proposals.  They published their comments on the Council of Ministers response to the Jersey Care Inquiry.  Following this, an in-committee debate took place in the States Assembly on 31st January 2018.

We want to hear your views

Since the in-committee debate took place, a significant amount of work has taken place to bring forward the actions in the report.  The new Review Panel (formed since the 2018 Jersey Election) is conducting this review to identify what progress has been made a year on from the Ministerial response being published.  The Review Panel intends to report on a quarterly basis on the progress being made.

We want to hear your views on the progress made so far:

  • What have been the successes?
  • What needs further attention?
  • Have there been any failings?

Email us at or write to us at Scrutiny Office, States Greffe, Morier House, Halkett Place, St. Helier, JE1 1DD.

Sharing your personal information and testimony

The Review Panel takes data protection very seriously, especially given the sensitive nature of the issues raised by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry and the response to it.

Any submission received by the Panel which includes personal information or testimony will be stored in a digitally secure location on the States Greffe IT system. Only Review Panel members and Scrutiny staff will have access to the information. No personal information will be put into the public domain.

The Scrutiny Officer will discuss with each person submitting personal information or testimony how it may be used by the Review Panel to support its review. This may include whether it is possible to publish a redacted and anonymised version. The wishes of the person submitting the information will be respected.

Should the Panel wish to take oral evidence from witnesses, hearings will be conducted in private and only an anonymised transcript will be produced. The individuals involved will have the opportunity to review the transcript before it is published. If the individuals involved decide that they don't want the transcript to be published, their wishes will be respected.

At the end of the review any personal data collected during the review will be deleted.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please contact the Scrutiny Officer, Andy Harris ( 441076).

Review progress

​The Review Panel has been briefed on the progress made in implementing the response and has sought views of key stakeholders and members of the public about the response so far. The Panel has also questioned the MInister for Children in a public hearing.

The Review Panel published its report on 14 December 2019.

Terms of reference

  1. To examine the policy and actions of the Council of Ministers in relation to the eight core recommendations made by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry Panel (IJCI).
  2. To consider the recommendations contributed to the IJCI by members of the public and stakeholder organisations in Jersey (659 individual recommendations grouped into 11 categories by the IJCI Panel) and examine the policy and actions of the Council of Ministers to those matters
  3. To scrutinise all legislation arising from the recommendations made by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry


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