Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The national media is calling you...

Dear all

As you may be aware the police have now made a further arrest, albeit not linked to Haute de La Garenne, but in connection with the police investigation into historic child abuse.

I have been contacted by the national media once again and as before they are after stories.

Now, everyone has their own opinion of the media, I for one, believe that they have and will continue to help change Jersey's services for children for the better.

I absolutely respect the fact that they do not help the reputation of Jersey, but I don't care about that.

Actually I do, but not at all costs. I believe that Jersey can have a financial centre of excellence and a child care centre of excellence.

The national media will help this happen by raising public awareness of the inadequacies within the system and, in turn, this will raise the level of accountability amongst the senior civil servants and politicians.

One journalist that I have spoken to previously has made contact with me again and she would be keen to speak with anyone who may have some information in connection with recent events.

I am happy to make initial contact if you would prefer or you can contact her direct for an informal, off the record chat.

She works for the Guardian Newspaper and is working on a piece for Monday's paper looking at how the child abuse inquiry has affected Jersey and would be very glad to hear from anyone who might have anything to say. She won't need to use your name or necessarily identify you in any way if you don't want her to.

Her email address is

Her mobile number is 07824 695120

If you want to phone her you can withhold your number so that you feel safer.

My previous post was titled "problem to solution", now is your chance, this is how we get to the solution. I have had so many people tell me to get to the solution , well, this is it, help me get there and speak out for yourself.

The ball is in your court, if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem!

Don't just think about it, do it.