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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Wendy Kinnard to the Inquiry providing an account of her experiences as Minister for Home Affairs from 2005 until 21 October 2008. [Some details redacted].

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Reference ZC/D/AW4/B2/32/WS000695
Date 5 January 2016
Scope and Content Provides background information including an overview of her role, responsibilities and portfolio as Minister of Home Affairs from 2005 until 21 October 2008. Provides details of her political background between 1996 and 2005. Refers to: time as Vice-President and later President of the Legislation Committee between 1996 and 2002 including recollections of the establishment of the Children's Executive; role on the Health and Social Services Committee; and oversight of HMP La Moye as Minister for Home Affairs. Also refers to the oversight of the Police as Minister for Home Affairs, commenting on issues including the operational independence of the Police, the separation of powers and accountability. Sets out details of challenges in progressing social legislation in respect of delays to a Sex Offenders Law. Refers to an increase in the number of complaints of historic abuse, referring to the emergence of allegations of abuse at Haut de la Garenne in 2004. Includes comments about alleged police corruption involving individuals such as Roy Boschat and refers to concerns about past abuse investigations in respect of Roger Holland and[Andrew] Jervis-Dykes. Includes feedback on the Williamson Review and discusses her removal as spokesperson for the Corporate Parent. Refers to the commencement of Operation Rectangle during the period 2004 to 2007, setting out details of significant events leading up to the launch of Operation Rectangle in 2007. Sets out details of further developments in August 2007, referring to the absence of a Gold Group. Describes disagreement between the States of Jersey Police and Health and Social Services over a child protection issue and refers to concerns raised by Senator Stuart Syvret in July and August 2007 about a Serious Case Review involving a young boy who had been sexually abused by two men. Refers to Senator Syvret's removal from the Council of Ministers and sets out details of a Council of Ministers briefing in November 2007. Sets out details of advice from external agencies in relation to the political oversight of the police enquiry into historical child abuse. Includes comments about the Operation Rectangle investigation team including remarks about Lenny Harper and Graham Power. Includes comments about the period between February to March 2008 referring to the establishment of an Emergency Co-ordination Political Group and the first find at Haut de la Garenne. Describes political interference in operational matters during the period March to May 2008 and includes comments about the handover of political oversight of Operation Rectangle to Deputy Andrew Lewis in May 2008, setting out details of a meeting on 23 May 2008 and advice from the Solicitor General on matters of conflict. Includes comments about political criticism of Operation Rectangle, including in relation to the financial management of Operation Rectangle. Describes a shift in attitude of her colleagues towards Lenny Harper. Sets out details of events between her decision to handover political oversight of Operation Rectangle in May 2008 and the suspension of the Graham Power (Chief Officer of Police) in November 2008, including her resignation. Includes details of: a meeting with the Chief Minister on 15 October 2008; a Council of Ministers meeting on 16 October 2008; a meeting with Andrew Lewis on 18 October 2008; and her resignation letter on 20 October 2008. Also includes comments about Police Complaints and Discipline in respect of the Deputy Chief of Police, the disciplinary code for the Chief Officer of Police and the plan to suspend the Chief Officer. Includes comments about prosecutions following Operation Rectangle and the attitude to children and youth offending in Jersey. Sets out details of the strategy of Early Intervention as recommended by the Home Affairs Criminal Justice Policy and outlines alternatives to custody for young offenders in the Criminal Justice Policy, referring to the Parish Hall Enquiry, voluntary supervision, Pit Stop scheme, restorative justice, an Arrest Referral Worker, community sentences, a Court Liaison Officer and anti-social behaviour. Sets out recommendations for the future relating to: the separation of powers; policy compliance; an independent children's ombudsman; external monitoring; effective top level joined-up approach; risk analysis; corroboration; adverse inference; police questioning; committal process; and failure to report. Also sets out a number of political lessons.
Names Aubin, Michael
Austin-Vautier, Steven
Bailhache, Philip
Bailhache, William
Baker, André
Baudains, Marnie
Bellwood, Simon
Boschat, Roy
Bray, Keith
Bull, Kathie, Dr
Carloway, Lord
Carter, Brian
Cohen, Freddie
Cornelissen, Anton
Crich, Ian
Dennett, Phil
Donnelly, Claude James
du Val, Shaun
Dubras, Maurice
Egré, Colin, Deputy
Every, Paul
Ferguson, Sarah, Deputy
Fossey, Alison
Fox, Ben, Deputy
Gallichan, Juliette
Harper, Lenny
Henry, Lenny
Hill, Bob, Deputy
Hobhouse, Lord
Holland, Roger
Hughes, Leslie
Hydes, Jack
Jervis-Dykes, Andrew
Jones, Mark, Dr
Jones, Roly
Kinnard, Ben
Kinnard, Wendy
Kirby, Mike
Krichefski, Wilfred
Layzell, Alistair
Le Breton, Bob
Le Breton, John, Jurat
Le Cocq, Timothy
Le Feuvre, Iris
Le Hérissier, Roy, Deputy
Le Main, Terry
Le Marquand, Ian
Le Marquand, Jeff
Le Sueur, Terry
Lewis, Andrew, Deputy
Lundy, Mario
Macdonald, Lord
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Middleton, Liz
Mugabe, Robert
Napier, Brian, QC
Noel, John
Ogley, Bill
Ozouf, Philip, Senator
Perchard, Jim, Senator
Pitchers, Sir Christopher
Pitman, Trevor
Pollard, Mike
Power, Graham
Power, Sean, Deputy
Richardson, John
Roche, Jack, Constable
Rose, David
Routier, Paul
Rutherford, Andrew, Professor
Salmon, Lord Justice
Savile, Jimmy
Sharp, Stephen
Shenton, Ben, Senator
Shenton, Dick, Senator
Starmer, Keir
Stein, Corrie, Senator
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Thoburn, June
Vibert, Mike, Senator
Walker, Fiona, née Spurr
Walker, Frank
Wateridge, Gordon
Williams, Ken
Williamson, Andrew
ACPO Homicide Working Group
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Association of Chief Police Officers
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Children's Executive
Children's Service
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Constable of St Lawrence
Corporate Management Board
Council of Ministers
Crown Prosecution Service
Customs and Immigration Service
Daily Mail
Devon and Cornwall Police
Domestic Violence Forum
Economic Development
Education Committee
Education Department
Education Sport and Culture
Emergency Coordination Political Group
Employment and Social Security Committee
Essex Police Force
European Convention on Human Rights
Family Protection Team
Fostering and Adoption Jersey
Greater Manchester Police
Greenfields Centre
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Health and Social Services Committee
Heathfield Children's Home
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons
HM Prison, La Moye
Home Affairs
Home Affairs Committee
Honorary Police
Howard League for Penal Reform
Income Tax Department
Independent Advisory Group
Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
Jersey Child Protection Committee
Jersey Civil Service Forum
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Field Squadron
Jersey Library Service
Jersey Police Complaints Authority
Jersey Sea Cadets
Mail on Sunday
Law Officers' Department
Le Squez Youth Centre
Legislation Committee
Les Chênes Residential School
Magistrate's Court
Mail on Sunday
Metropolitan Police Service
National Policing Improvement Agency
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Office for Standards in Education Children's Services and Skills
Open University
Operation Ore
Operation Rectangle
Planning and Environment
Police National Computer
Policy and Resources
Prison Board of Visitors
Probation and After Care Service
Public Protection Unit
Royal Court
Sacré Coeur Orphanage
Serious Organised Crime Agency
Shadow Police Authority
Social Security Department
South Yorkshire Police
Southampton University
St Helier Yacht Club
St John Ambulance
St John's Parish Hall
St Mark's Hostel
States Employment Board
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service
States of Jersey Police
Superintendent Registrar
Thames Valley Police
The Bridge Child and Family Centre
The Guardian
Tourism Department
United Nations
Victoria College
Victoria College Board of Governors
West Midlands Police
Wiltshire Police
Women's Aid
Women's Refuge
Young Offenders Institute
Youth Court
Youth Court Panel
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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Wendy Kinnard to the Inquiry providing an account of her experiences as Minister for Home Affairs from 2005 until 21 October 2008. [Some details redacted].


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