Petition Reconsider the childcare memorial.

The very act of ignoring the voices of abuse survivors is being symbolically repeated, with the proposed erection of a memorial that has the potential to re-ignite feelings in many of those who have been unheard at the lowest point of their lives and now oppose this statue and what it stands for.

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In recent times it's been proven that statues hold more emotional weight than ever before. But yet the Government want to erect a Statue for Child Abuse Victims.
Abuse survivors and the general public are once again asking their Government to listen and not to go forward with the erection of this memorial.

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Ministers responded

This response was given on 5 January 2021

Following my appointment as the new Minister for Children and Housing on 17 October 2020, I have committed to re-examine the proposed Jersey Care Memorial.

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Following my appointment as the new Minister for Children and Housing on 17 October 2020, I have committed to re-examine the proposed Jersey Care Memorial.

I recognise and respect the full range of views about how Jersey should formally acknowledge and remember the failings addressed by the Care Inquiry. Last month, the Council of Ministers committed to ensure that survivors who have raised concerns about the memorial will be listened to. This important process is already underway and will support us to identify an appropriate and sensitive way for Jersey to remember.

Deputy Jeremy Maçon, Minister for Children and Housing

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