Independent Jersey Care Inquiry hears from first witnesses

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has heard from its first witnesses to have been through the island’s care system. Patrick Sadd and Harriet Jerram from Outer Temple Chambers (OTC) are acting as co-counsel.

Giffard Aubin, 79, described harsh punishments, psychological abuse and bullying between 1943 and 1951.

The panel also heard from Violet Renouf, who went into care in 1942, aged six.

The £6.5m inquiry is investigating abuse in Jersey’s care system from 1945 to the present day.

Sadd questioned Aubin in the morning session and Jerram took Renouf through her evidence in the afternoon of 12 August 2014.