Care Inquiry: Fears revealed about scale of child abuse [Jan 16]

A catalogue of fears about the scale of child abuse in Jersey has been revealed today at the inquiry investigating historical abuse.It was contained in a document from the Association of Chief Police Officers, written in February 2008, summarising lead investigator Lenny Harper’s concerns at the time.He is today giving evidence to the inquiry for…

Police investigating child abuse were ‘ostracised’, Inquiry hears (Dec 2015)

DISPUTES between senior police officers meant that there was a ‘perpetual toxic atmosphere’ during the investigation into child abuse at Haut de la Garenne, the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has heard. Chief Inspector Alison Fossey said that the team working on Operation Rectangle – the 2008 police investigation into child abuse – were ‘pariahs of…