Further appeal for Knottfield witnesses to come forward

All evidence treated with sensitivity

A further appeal has been made for those with information about allegations of historic child abuse at the former Knottfield Children's home to come forward.

The Social Affairs and Policy Review Committee, chaired by MLC David Cretney, is encouraging those who may feel 'overlooked' or unheard to make their views known.

In July this year Tynwald tasked the committee with investigating cases of abuse at Knottfield, which closed in 1983 - it's expected to report back in December 2017.

Evidence must be submitted before the end of this month to be included in the committee's findings. 

The body says it will treat all submissions with sensitivity and respect, and no information will go public without consent.

If you'd like to submit evidence, contact inquiry clerk Jonathan King on 686303.

Garff MHK Martyn Perkins, who is on the committee, has chosen to sit out the inquiry, due to a conflict of interest.

His daughter, Detective Constable Emily Perkins, is a member of the Public Protection Unit, which has played a part criminal investigations related to the committee's work.

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