An inquiry into abuse at Jersey’s children’s homes between 1945 and 1994 has meant over 100 previous residents are now eligible to make a claim for abuse that they suffered.
And although this will come as a welcome relief for those currently living on the poverty line, it may not be enough to compensate for the abuse that they suffered during this time.
In upcoming weeks Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst hopes to launch a public enquiry which allows anyone with information to come forward and make a claim.
But for the victims of this terrible crime, it’s more about the recognition that the financial compensation.
UK law firm Pannone is representing a majority of the victims and representative Alan Collins believes this will be a good start for the victims to put the past behind them.
“Many of them had been placed at Haut de la Garenne – and other homes in Jersey – through no fault of their own and often because of tragic family circumstances, only to endure often harsh conditions, deliberate cruelty and sexual abuse,” he said.
“Those who were supposedly caring for them either abused or were complicit.”
The inquiry was run from 2007 – 2010.
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