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Digital copy of Witness 251's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police as part of Operation Rectangle providing an account of her experiences at Haut de la Garenne and Clos des Sables Family Group Home, La Preference Children’s Home, Les Chênes Residential School. [Some details redacted]. Signature witnessed by DC [Detective Constable] [Dave] O’Grady.

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Reference ZC/D/AW1/B1/33/WS000082
Date 28 March 2008
Scope and Content Background and Home Life Refers to family circumstances leading to Witness 251’s admission into Care. Returned home to live with father and stepmother until admissions into Care at the ages of 11 and 12. Institutions Refers to placement at Haut de la Garenne. Describes atmosphere at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning treatment of residents by staff. Names Morag [Kidd] as a member of staff. Refers to occasions at Haut de la Garenne where staff and residents would go to the Dolmans [Dolmens] as part of a religious observance. Recalls admission to La Preference [Children’s Home], praising the stable atmosphere. Refers to later admission to Clos des Sables [Family Group Home], mentioning [houseparent] Les Hughes. Comments on transfer to Les Chênes [Residential School] due to drinking and truancy. Recalls the points system [Merit Award System] in operation at Les Chênes. Refers to the isolation cells at Les Chênes, and Witness 251’s attempts to not get into trouble. Names staff and residents at Les Chênes. Recalls recommendations made by a child psychologist regarding Witness 251’s possible move from Les Chênes. Returned to La Preference until the age of 16. Abuse and Consequences Refers to physical abuse witnessed at Haut de la Garenne. Describes emotional abuse and neglect at Haut de Garenne, mentioning being locked in a bedroom, and punishment for not eating fish. Refers to potentially sexual abusive behaviour by Les Hughes towards Witness 251 whilst at Clos des Sables. Refers to Les Hughes’ convictions for sexual abuse. Describes incident of physical abuse at Les Chênes, and a male resident’s placement in the isolation cells. Describes the male resident’s changed appearance when he returned from the isolation cells. Events after Leaving Care States willingness to assist the Police in relation to their investigation.
Names Children's Services
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Haut de la Garenne
Les Chênes Residential School
La Préférence Children's Home
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Hughes, Les
Kidd, Morag Louise
O'Grady, Dave, Detective Constable
Keywords abuse | allegations | admissions | child abuse | childcare | child grooming | Children | children's homes | children's services | Detective Constables | Dolmens | emotional abuse | evidence | fathers | houseparents | IJCI | Merit Award System | physical abuse | Police | parents | psychologists | residential schools | Religion | secure rooms | stepmothers | staff | sexual abuse | statements | witness statements | witnesses
Places Clos des Sables, Haut de la Garenne, La Préférence Children's Centre, Les Chênes, Five Oaks
Dimensions 1 pdf file
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions PDF file - please click on the link to download
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Digital copy of Witness 251's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police as part of Operation Rectangle providing an account of her experiences at Haut de la Garenne and Clos des Sables Family Group Home, La Preference Children’s Home, Les Chênes Residential School. [Some details redacted]. Signature witnessed by DC [Detective Constable] [Dave] O’Grady.

ZC/D/AW1/B1/33/WS000082

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