We interviewed Alan Collins the UK lawyer just one month ago (21 June on this blog).
Today he presented an initial oral submission on behalf of the Jersey Care Leavers Association before the Jersey Independent Care Inquiry - which has now started its work to investigate child abuse in Jersey from 1945 to date.
Here we discuss with Alan matters mostly with regard to the many Inquiries that are taking place or are planned in the UK and we note that a group of UK MPs (including John Hemmings) has today tabled in an Early Day Motion (EDM) that the Prime Minister should extend the TOR of his Inquiry to include Jersey and St Helena.....
The interview that follows is in two parts of about 8 minutes each.
The Jersey Independent Care Inquiry can be contacted:
Freephone from Jersey 0800 735 010
International +44 (0) 1534 828790
Anybody with any information about child abuse or related matters should contact the Inquiry.
There is a trained facilitator (Barbara) and the Inquiry offers free, independent witness support on or off the Island.