Thursday, April 04, 2013

John Hemming accuses Jersey authorities of complacency over child abuse allegations

From The Big Issue in the North:
An MP has accused the government of “complacency” over child abuse allegations on Jersey. 
Birmingham Yardley MP John Hemming backs Jersey Parliament members Shona and Trevor Pitman, who want the government to “ensure good governance by investigating evidence of the breakdown of law within the island’s justice system”. 
The Jersey child abuse scandal first surfaced in 2007 when social worker Simon Bellwood was sacked after complaining that children as young as 11 were routinely locked up for 24 hours in solitary confinement at the Greenfields secure unit. International attention followed when the ensuing wider police investigation moved into Haut de la Garenne, a children’s home from 1900 to 1986.
The article ends: "Lord McNally did not respond to a request for comment."

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