930. Sacre Coeur orphanage
The Sacre Coeur orphanage was founded around year 1901. It continued to house children until the 1980’s. The last part closed down in 1996. As result of the media coverage of Haut de la Garenne, investigation was broadened to other facilities on the Jersey Islands which then brought the Sacre Coeur orphanage into focus. Allegations include sexual abuse
Jimmy Savile which since his death had been recognized as an abuser has been mentioned in relationship with this facility.
It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.
- Sacré Coeur Orphanage (The Island Wiki)
- Jersey care inquiry: ‘Brutality and abuse at orphanage’ claims (BBC)
- How ‘house of horror’ investigation brought Jersey abuse to light (The Guardian)
- voiceforchildren (Blog covering the Jersey children homes)
- Jersey care inquiry: surge in Sacre-Coeur witnesses (BBC)