THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE:

A FURTHER, DETAILED EXAMINATION

OF JERSEY’S CHILD PROTECTION FAILURES

SUNDAY, 10TH MAY.

Make Sure you get a Copy.

Many readers will recollect that on May the 4th last year, the Sunday Times Magazine carried a very professional, in-depth article on the Jersey Child Abuse Disaster.

The author of that article, David James Smith, has revisited Jersey’s child protection failures one year on – and has written another in-depth article which will appear in the Sunday Times Magazine this coming Sunday.

I would strongly recommend that everyone interested in how so many child abuses were able to be concealed for so long in Jersey obtains a copy.

I haven’t seen the article, but I’m given to understand that it is focusing on the centrally important subjects of the ineffectuality of checks and balances in Jersey, and asks such questions as “where are the prosecutions?” It questions the apparent invulnerability of certain key figures, for example certain current or former public employees? It challenges the police – and asks why on Earth have the “new management” of the police force been spending so much time and effort in attacking Lenny Harper – rather than bringing child abusers to book?

I believe the article will also be taking a look at the real devastation wrought upon the lives of many victims. The trail of human wreckage that is the direct consequence of the failures of “The Jersey Way”. People whose lives I am, in many cases, familiar with.

If the quality of last year’s article is any yardstick – I’m certain this Sunday’s piece will make a fascinating – and probably angering – read.

Make sure you check it out.

Stuart.

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