The independent report, called Listen Louder, has been produced by a new group, called Jersey Cares. The report highlights the need for the Government of Jersey to hear what people with experience of care have to say, to take action and to be held accountable. It recommends the need for an independent body to enable this to happen.
Jersey Cares was formed after a visit to Edinburgh, last March, led by former Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, and Senator Mézec, to meet the Scottish Government and voluntary services to learn more about the Scottish care system.
The report was funded by the Children’s Commissioner in partnership with the Government of Jersey. The scope of the report was to work with people with experience of care to develop a programme of work to ensure that they are heard and action is taken.
A total of 19 people with experience of care, aged between 10 and 34 years old, shared experiences and views for the report. A wide-range of professionals, working directly and indirectly with children were involved in the report and a best practice review across the UK was carried out.