The inquiry made eight core recommendations when it published its report last year and Chief Minister Ian Gorst set out 43 actions to ensure they were carried out. Work has begun on 32 of those actions, with the remaining 11 due to begin later this year.
The States were due to hold an in-committee debate – one which has no time limit – to discuss the action plan for completing the work.
Senator Gorst said: ‘In the week after the inquiry publication, I gave a commitment to bring a comprehensive response back to the States Assembly.
‘The Council of Ministers’ report in response to the inquiry provides a detailed and clear description of actions that will be taken and which ministries will lead. It is a genuinely cross-governmental response.
‘I think that the Council of Ministers’ response sets out a wide-ranging approach, which supports the system-wide improvements needed to ensure that history does not repeat itself.’
Earlier this year Deborah McMillan became Jersey’s first Children’s Commissioner – a position created to follow the first recommendation made by the inquiry in its report.
A new online section showing the government’s response and progress towards the other recommendations has been launched on the gov.je website via the Community and Constitutional Affairs section.
Senator Gorst added: ‘The purpose of this new section on gov.je is to show the government’s response to the main recommendations made in the final report of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, along with an overview of progress following the publication of the inquiry.
‘It is vitally important that the government’s response is open and transparent and can be accessed easily by the public to see the progress being made to implement each recommendation.’