Digital copy of the witness statement to the Inquiry of Richard William Whitehead, Principal Legal Adviser in the Law Officers' Department and Director of the Civil Division of the Department, dated 1 September 2014.

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September 1st 2014 - September 1st 2014

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Provides evidence about the history and development of Jersey legislation relating to children and child care, from 1945 to 2014. Includes information relating to Richard Whitehead's background as a legal professional in Jersey; a description of the different types of legislation in Jersey; a history of child care legislation in force in Jersey in 1945; and a history of child care legislation introduced after 1945. Also includes answers to various specific questions asked of Richard Whitehead by the Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry thought relevent to the task of the Inquiry. Appendices attached include: a list of Jersey legislation relating to children and child care dated between 1935 and 2013; a list of presidents of the Policy Advisory Committee 1973-1987 and Policy and Resources Committee 1989-2005 and Chief Ministers 2005-2014; and a list of the Bailiffs of Jersey from 1277 to 2014. [For copies of Exhibits RW1 - RW87 and RW-S1 - RW-S18 as cited in Richard Whitehead's witness statement, see C/D/AW6/D1/EE000151 - C/D/AW6/D1/EE000260. Please note that copies of Exhibits RW20, RW49, RW50 and RW50 are not present].


Bailhache, Philip Martin, Bailiff of Jersey 1995-2009
Birt, Michael Cameron St John
Cooper, J
Coutanche, Lord Alexander Moncrieff, 1892 - 1973, Bailiff of Jersey, 1935-1961
Crill, Peter Leslie
Davies-Bennett, Jennifer
Ereaut, Herbert Frank Cobbold
Gordon-Brown, A D
Gorst, Ian
Harrison, Cecil Stanley
Hill, M J
Horsfall, Pierre François, Senator
Jeune, Reg, Senator
Le Marquand, John, Senator
Le Marquand, Cyril, Senator
Le Masurier, Robert Hugh
Le Quesne, P, Deputy
Le Sueur, Terry, Senator
Marett, Sir Robert, Deputy
Marsh-Smith, Lucy
Newell, M
Nicolle, Stéphanie
Potter, Edward James MacGregor
Rumboll, Robin Ernest Richard, Deputy
Skinner, Anton
Staines, D B
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Thornton, Patricia
Turner, A
Tyrer, A K
Vibert, Ralph, Senator
Voisin, R E B
Wakeman, F G F
Walker, Frank, Senator
Wherry, Danny
Whitehead, Richard William
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Poor Law Commission
Prison Board
Privy Council
Health and Social Services Committee
Public Instruction Committee
Public Services Committee
Royal Court
Royal Court of Jersey Family Division
States Greffe
Westaway Crèche
Working Party on a New Children's Law


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