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Digital copy of Exhibit [JK]16: Witness Statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of an individual's experiences of working at Greenfields. Signature witnessed by DC [Detective Constable] [Shane] Evans. [Some details redacted].

Used as evidence in relation to [Joe Kennedy's] Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 3 June 2015 [ZC/D/AW2/B3/21/WS000581].

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Reference ZC/D/AW2/A7/28/WD006312/16
Date 17 April 2008
Scope and Content Details involvement in social care over a period of 15 years, noting his qualification as a social worker in 2002 and commencement of employment at Greenfields in August 2006. Describes the application process for the role at Greenfields, recalling that he was interviewed by [Joe Kennedy], Phil Dennett and Deirdre McAvenue [Deirdre McAvinue]. Recalls visiting Greenfields and the Grand Prix system being explained to him, recalling conversation with [Joe Kennedy] about the use of the term cell. States that he took up the post on 1 August 2006, recalling terms of his contract and his job description. Includes comments about a six month probationary period and his awareness of this probation period, referring to a letter sent to his boss, [Joe Kennedy]. Recalls receiving supervision but states that he was never subject of a probationary review during his employment at Greenfields, stating that it was the responsibility of [Joe Kennedy] to conduct the review. Comments on a document regarding a three month mid-probation meeting conducted with him by [Joe Kennedy] referred in documentary evidence provided by Mike Pollard at a tribunal. Refers to being interviewed by Madeleine Davis [Davies] on 15 January 2007 after he submitted an official complaint on 2 January 2007 regarding: policies and practices at Greenfields with particular reference to the Grand Prix system; bullying and harassment by [Joe Kennedy]; failure to follow policies and procedures with particular reference to recruitment; and rumours regarding alleged misconduct by [Joe Kennedy]. Details the investigation into his complaints and his subsequent dismissal following decision that there was no evidence to uphold his complaints. Disputes that a meeting took place between him and [Joe Kennedy], and details outcome of his challenge of his dismissal. Sets out details the four parts to the complaint he made to Marnie Baudains, including details about the different stages of the Grand Prix system and [Joe Kennedy's] role in the introduction of the Grand Prix system. Details understanding that [Joe Kennedy] challenged practices regarding the use of the secure cells prior to the introduction of the Grand Prix system and asserts that [Joe Kennedy] reintroduced the admissions part of the Grand Prix system whilst he was on leave over Christmas 2006, having himself removed the Grand Prix system in October 2006. Refers to a female individual under investigation in respect of allegations of her having an inappropriate relationship with [Joe Kennedy]. Refers to the commissioning of Gerald White to investigate issues he brought in tribunal against [Joe Kennedy], noting his suspension. Also includes details about his complaint about [Joe Kennedy] bullying and harassing him, stating that [Joe Kennedy] constantly criticised his every action. Details investigation conducted by Madeleine Davis [Davies] into this complaint, referring to the non-usage of off-the-record statements in the tribunal containing evidence to corroborate complaints about [Joe Kennedy]. Also refers to [Joe Kennedy] having given him responsibility to carry out internal promotions, detailing concerns about [Joe Kennedy's] intervention in this process. Also refers to his complaint regarding rumours of alleged misconduct by [Joe Kennedy], and comments on reports into his complaints by Madeleine Davis [Davies], Linda Dodds and Phil Dennett. Outlines purpose of his complaint, citing interests of the children. [For reference to [Joe Kennedy], see paragraphs 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41 and 44].
Names Baudains, Marnie
Clifford, Michala
Davies, Madeleine
Dennett, Phil
Dodds, Linda
Evans, Shane, Detective Constable
Kennedy, Joe
Liston, Mike
McAvinue, Deirdre
O'Grady, Dave, Detective Constable
Pinel, Nick
Pollard, Mike
White, Gerald
Community Care
Greenfields Centre
Jersey Appointments Commission
Les Chênes Residential School
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Keywords abuse | allegations | assault | child abuse | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | children's services | complaints | detention rooms | evidence | Grand Prix system | IJCI | inquiries | investigations | Police | prisons | probation | safeguarding | secure units | statements | training | tribunals | witness statements | witnesses | young offenders
Places Greenfields, Rouge Bouillon, Summerland
Dimensions 1 pdf file
Language English
Level of description File
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