Alan Collins is a solicitor-advocate with English lawyers PANNONE who specialises in child abuse cases. He started his career as a criminal lawyer but by chance now deals almost exclusively and internationally with cases such as that centred on the Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey (
“Child abuse knows no boundaries” says Alan but it is very significant that he – an English lawyer – should be pursuing these Jersey cases whilst the 250 or so lawyers from this little
Island seem to have been so reluctant to help the many survivors.
Jersey compensation scheme now being implemented accepts abuse cases from 1945 onwards (the end of the Second World-War). Alan is now dealing with 50 cases plus there are several lawyers engaged from different legal practices in further cases. UK
This surely demonstrates just how substantial the Jersey failure has been and how deep-seated is the neglect by the
Jersey legal and judicial system in response.
A look at “Alan Collins Pannone” or via www.pannone.com will find his website giving details of many similar cases in the
and elsewhere. UK
So Jersey is not unique in this regard but Alan highlights (in this interview) his concerns about the long promised Jersey Inquiry which already seems to be denying participation to those most affected – the survivors.
If there is abuse taking place today in
Jersey care homes, hospitals, schools or the prison, who would respond to it or report it?
The instances of institutional abuse – sexual and physical – regularly reported in the
press are just the tip of the iceberg. UK
It is unrealistic to suppose that such abuse does not still take place here and now in this
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