Comments

Digital copy of Exhibit RFB8: Report by A J Skinner, Children's Officer titled Problems relating to the evidence of children in child sexual abuse prosecutions. Also includes a letter from S C Nicolle, Crown Advocate to A J Skinner concerning child witnesses. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Robert F Bonney's Second Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 26 November 2015 [C/D/AW4/B2/26/WS000676].

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Reference

C/D/AW4/A5/29/WD008662/7

Date

August 22nd 1988 - November 29th 1990

Scope and Content

• Report dated 29 November 1990 by A J Skinner, Children's Officer titled Problems relating to the evidence of children in child sexual abuse prosecutions. Refers to Article 47 of the Children (Jersey) Law 1969 regarding children of tender years giving evidence in court in child sexual abuse proseuctions, highlighting the issue of corroboration in such proseuction cases. Includes comments about the current situation with regards to child sexual abuse investigations, setting out details of problems related to children giving evidence in proseuctions, information about what is currently done and suggestions as to what more can be done. Finishes with comments about the future of the matter, referring to the use of video evidence as per the recommendations made in the Piggott Report. • Letter dated 22 August 1988 from S C Nicolle, Crown Advocate to A J Skinner, Children's Officer concerning child witnesses. Refers to newspaper report that identifies the statutory provision enabling children to give evidence by television

Names

Bonney, Robert
Nicolle, Stéphanie
Skinner, Anton
Attorney General
Education Department
Royal Court

Keywords

Highlands | Royal Court House | abuse | admissions | allegations | child abuse | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | complaints | Correspondence | courts | disclosures | evidence | exhibits | IJCI | Letters | Police | prosecutions | reports | sexual abuse | victims | videos | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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