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Digital copy of Exhibit 10: Short Descriptive Notes of Witness 543's interview with States of Jersey Police in Interview Room 4 at Rouge Bouillon Police Station conducted by Civilian Investigator Mark Cane in the presence of Detective Constable Julie Jackson. [Some details redacted].

Used as evidence in relation to Witness 543's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 17 June 2015 [ZC/D/AW2/B1/14/WS000596].

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Reference ZC/D/AW2/A1/11/WD006485/10
Date 2009
Scope and Content • Tape 1. Provides an overview of Witness 543's recollections of Les Chênes and Greenfields, including staffing, the secure unit and admissions of children on remand from the Youth Court. Includes recollections of children resident in his early years at Les Chênes and young offenders admitted to Les Chênes on remand from the mid-1990s. Refers to admissions increasing between 1997 and 1999, noting that by 2000 the school was struggling to cope due to numbers of children on remand. Also includes a description of the secure facility. Recalls a number of other former residents, including a male resident who attacked Witness 543 in secure, noting that the incident was investigated but eventually discontinued. Recalls medication prescribed to one resident by Dr Michael Vincent, stating that Vincent was later struck off for drug abuse. Refers to comments by a Magistrate in response to highlighting pressures from the Court. Recalls another incident where he sustained injuries whilst attempting to restrain a resident, noting that security procedures were accordingly changed, referring to Ian Le Marquand. Also recalls incident where he had to intervene as a resident was trying to hang himself, noting that his clothes were taken from him to prevent this from happening. Describes this resident telling Witness 543 that he had fabricated his injuries to disrupt Witness 543's New Year. • Tape 2. Refers to another resident making threats against Witness 543's family in open court and remarks about parents of residents undermining the way that the school work between 2001 and 2003. Refers to the introduction of searches on admission after parents were supplying their children with drugs and lighters. Refers to residents threatening to assault staff and damage property at Les Chênes, stating that children would deliberately commit offences in order to get arrested in the knowledge that they could smoke at the Police Station. Refers to a letter by Witness 543 bring this to the attention of Roly Jones, Assistant Chief Officer of Police. Refers to an incident where one resident threw a computer across a room and was restrained by two care staff using Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. States that Witness 543 was arrested for using inappropriate restraint during this incident, stating that the resident has continued to be abusive towards him. Includes Witness 543's response to allegations made by this resident, referring to the use of the term pits, removal of clothing and the use of cell 4. Refers to an incident where a female resident jumped on Witness 543 after he intervened she had assaulted a female member of staff. Describes being tasked with dealing with a resident who was a serial absconder, stating that he arranged funding for a two-week trip with 3 members of staff designed to stop this resident from running away. Describes being told that the trip was too expensive and to take this resident to France, despite stating that camping in the wild was illegal in France. • Tape 3. Includes comments about other residents, including a sex offender and a victim of family sexual abuse. Refers to an incident where he was punched in the face and bitten whilst attempting to restrain a resident brandishing a scythe, asserting that assaults at Les Chênes were rate. Includes reference to various incidents involving a number of individuals and attempts to limit police involvement. Includes a description of Les Chênes and its layout, referring to the opening of a new unit in 2006. States that the general rule was avoid the use of secure and that at no time during his working there was it procedure to put a child in secure for the first 24 hours. Refers to his appointment to a position in 2003. Also includes comments about the use of secure and restraint, stating that there was no restraint training and that it was used sparingly when necessary. Refers to the introduction of TCI and comments about other techniques called SKIP and LSI. States that teachers cannot use restraint on pupils in alternative curriculum. • Tape 4. Refers to a resident against whom he had to apply the most forceful restraint using the appropriate TCI technique. Refers to the introduction of the Grand Prix system after he left, noting that prior to this there was the Merit Award Scheme. Refers to an incident where Witness 543 was reported by another member of staff for denying a resident an education. Includes remarks about this staff member and criticisms made by him, stating that he and Stuart Syvret have their own agenda. Refers to Witness 543 stating that he had never witnessed or heard of any abuse or innappropriate behaviour by staff towards residents, asserting that the high professional standards were maintained. Includes comments about the disposal of files by one member of staff who lasted only three weeks before walking out. • Tape 5. Includes Witness 543's denial of numerous allegations made against him by residents relating to him drinking on duty and physically abusing residents. Includes comments about one of the complainant's tendency to lie and make allegations noting her resentment of staff, referring to an incident where she assaulted a member of staff stating that she was not present when another resident made a disclosure of sexual abuse to a member of staff. • Tape 6. Continues remarks about allegations made this resident, stating that individuals could not go straight to [HM Prison] La Moye from Les Chênes. Denies allegations that he kicked her in the stomach, commenting on her mother's criticisms of him, and reference to time spent with the resident in an attempt to help her. Also refutes a second allegation made by this resident. Also includes Witness 543's response to being asked if he could think of any reason why people would make false or malicious allegations against him, citing lack of restrictions placed on individuals, apology by a resident and incentive of financial compensation. Refers to Witness 543 commenting on his temperament and asserts that he never abused a resident.
Names Cane, Mark, Civilian Investigator
Jackson, Julie, Detective Constable
Jones, Roly
Lundy, Mario
Le Marquand, Ian
Syvret, Stuart
Vincent, Michael E, Dr
Greenfields Centre
HM Prison, La Moye
Juvenile Court
Les Chênes Residential School
Operation Rectangle
Social Services
States of Jersey Police
Keywords assaults | abscondence | abuse | allegations | admissions | Attorneys General | Children | children's homes | childcare | Civilian Investigators | child abuse | Christmas | compensation | Detective Constables | drugs | doctors | deputy headteachers | evidence | exhibits | Grand Prix system | Hospitals | headteachers | injuries | interviews | IJCI | juvenile courts | Merit Award System | Notes | offenders | parents | physical abuse | prisons | Police | residents | remand | residential schools | sexual abuse | social services | secure units | staff | Therapeutic Crisis Intervention | teachers | work experience | witnesses | young offenders
Places General Hospital, France, La Moye, Les Chênes, Five Oaks, Rouge Bouillon
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Digital copy of Exhibit 10: Short Descriptive Notes of Witness 543's interview with States of Jersey Police in Interview Room 4 at Rouge Bouillon Police Station conducted by Civilian Investigator Mark Cane in the presence of Detective Constable Julie Jackson. [Some details redacted].

Used as evidence in relation to Witness 543's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 17 June 2015 [ZC/D/AW2/B1/14/WS000596].

ZC/D/AW2/A1/11/WD006485/10

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