Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#Jersey #ChildAbuse Victims Could 'Soon' Get Compensation

Jersey's government is ready to start paying compensation to people who were abused while in care, according to the chief minister.

Nearly 40 care leavers have warned they will take their case to the High Court in London after talks with Jersey's government stalled.

Senator Terry Le Sueur told the States that despite delays, they were now ready to begin settling claims.

He said that any barriers causing delays had been removed.

Senator Le Sueur said: "During the delay the States' lawyers met with the claimants' representatives and assured them that as soon as the claims could be progressed the States' lawyers would be in contact.....read more