Digital copy of Exhibit 15: Independent Expert Report prepared by Dr Roger Kennedy for Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 48's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 27 December 2015 [C/D/AW1/B1/8/WS000406].

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April 28th 2008 - April 28th 2008

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Begins with introduction explaining background of Roger Kennedy's assessment of Witness 48, mentioning Witness 48's allegations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse whilst resident at Haut de la Garenne. Describes Roger Kennedy's basic view, gained through assessment of Witness 48 and reading of documents relating to Witness 48. Details Witness 48's childhood at home and at Haut de la Garenne. Mentions Witness 48's psychologist Shelley Le Main. Describes high probability of Witness 48's memory of events being reliable; indicates consistency between Witness 48's account and accounts from other survivors of abuse, both at Haut de la Garenne and in general. Details Roger Kennedy's medicial qualifications, training, publications, previous experience, and current affiliations. Relates to instructions by which he prepared his report, addressing questions concerning alleged abuse, accuracy and reliability of alleged abuse, condition and diagnosis, prognosis and therapy, and causation. Relates to interview dated 14 April 2014 with Witness 48 in Jersey. Details Witness 48's family circumstances, relationship with mother, father's overdose, and abuse by family members. Recounts arrival at Haut de la Garenne and residency between 1973 and 1978. Details previous education at St Mark's School. Details sexual abuse at Haut de la Garenne by members of staff, and locations of abuse within Haut de la Garenne. Mentions education at St Martin's Primary School. Refers to inconsistencies between Witness 48's account and records from Children's Services, and Witness 48's belief some records may be missing. Refers to Witness 48's residency at Basil Lodge Hostel at age of 17 or 18 till age 21 and his positive experiences at the hostel. Describes Witness 48's actions after leaving Basil Lodge Hostel, mentioning marriage, divorce, alcoholism, and difficulty maintaining employment. Mentions Witness 48's statement to States of Jersey Police dated 1980 concerning abuse by staff at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to investigations concerning abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Comments on circumstances in which he met his first wife, and their subsequent divorce. Comments on circumstances in which he met his second wife, and their present home situation. Refers to Witness 48's sessions with Shelley Le Main, and the emotional effects of the abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to documents provided by Social Services relating to Witness 48's childhood, mentioning [Consultant Psychologist] J P Hollywood, S Hutchinson, Senior Registrar Maureen Collins, SHO Fergus McKeagney, Lenny Harper, and education at St Helier Boys School. Relates to discussion concerning effects of child abuse in children and adults. Details response to questions in the letter of instruction: addressing alleged abuse, accuracy and reliability of alleged abuse, condition and diagnosis, prognosis and therapy, and causation. [For copy of Independent Expert Report see C/D/Aw1/A1/5/WD003506].


Basil Lodge Hostel
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Lacey Advocates
Social Services
St Helier Boys School
States of Jersey Police
St Mark's School
St Martin's School
Collins, Maureen J, Dr
Hutchinson, S
Hollywood, J P
Harper, Lenny
Kennedy, Roger, Dr
Le Main, Shelley
Kennedy, Roger, Dr
McKeagney, Fergus


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