Digital copy of memorandum to Phil Dennett [Service Manager, Children's Service] relating to Witness 73. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 73. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 73's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 14 September 2014 [C/D/AW1/B1/11/WS000443].

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May 5th 2003 - May 5th 2003

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Details discussion with Witness 73 relating to his placement at La Préférence Children's Centre and previous residence at Les Chênes Residential School. Describes Witness 73's recollections of pupils at Les Chênes taking part in wrestling matches, citing staff approval and involvement. Refers to Witness 73's assertion that staff had physically assaulted young people at Les Chênes, staff had blackmailed residents, residents routinely physically assaulted each other, and a member of staff threatens negative report to Court for misbehaviour and encourages residents to inform on each other. Mentions contact with Danny Wherry in relation to discussion with Witness 73.


Children's Services
States of Jersey Police
La Préférence Children's Centre
Les Chênes Residential School
Wherry, Danny
Dennett, Phil


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