It was resolved on 18th July 2017:
That Tynwald notes with concern reports of historical child abuse at the former Knottfield Children’s Home, which closed in 1983, and refers the matter to the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee to report by December 2017; and further instructs the Committee to investigate the adequacy of current procedures to protect from abuse children in care (looked after children) in the Isle of Man and to report in March 2018.
The Committee now invites written submissions from anyone who would like to comment on these matters with deadline of 12 noon on Wednesday 30th August 2017. Email is preferred but hard copy is equally acceptable.
The Committee will not publish any written submission relating to an individual case without the consent of the individual concerned. The Committee may, however, publish written evidence relating to policy matters.
The members of the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee appointed by Tynwald are Mr David Cretney MLC (chair), Mr David Ashford MHK and Mr Martyn Perkins MHK.