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Jersey child abuse victims to receive compensation

Around 90 people who were sexually and physically abused by their carers in Jersey children‘s homes will receive compensation of up to £60,000 after the government in St Helier offered an “unreserved apology” to the victims.

Announcing the launch of a “historic abuse redress scheme” on Thursday, Jersey’s chief minister, Ian Gorst, acknowledged “that the care system that operated historically in the island of Jersey failed some children in the states’ residential care in a serious way”.

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