Failings in Jerseys child care system led to significant numbers suffering abuse

Failings in Jerseys child care system led to significant numbers suffering abuse

An inquiry into historic child abuse on the island of Jersey found a catalogue of failures in its care system spanning several decades, according to findings published in a report on Monday (July 3).The inquiry, led by Frances Oldham QC, heard 553 offences took place between 1947 and 2004. More than half of them are said to have happened at the former childrens care home, Haut de la Garenne. The report has recommended demolishing the building to eradicate its unhappy past. 16 days ago
Beijing slams Indian border troops crossing into Chinese territory as very serious

Beijing slams Indian border troops crossing into Chinese territory as very serious

China has accused Indian border forces of allegedly crossing into its territory. It described the border incursion near North Indian state of Sikkim as very serious and slammed New Delhi of violating a convention signed in 1890 between Britain and China relating to Sikkim and Tibet.The cross-border tensions rapidly escalated in recent days due to a road construction by China, which both India and Bhutan oppose. It resulted in India and China reportedly deploying thousands of troops in frontier positions. The last time the two countries engaged militarily in Sikkim was in 1967. 16 days ago