Digital copy of Exhibit 2: [Witness 76]'s witness statement in support of her application to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 76's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 12 August 2014 [C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000166].

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September 14th 2012 - September 14th 2012

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Relates to placement in care at age of 5 along with brothers at Blanche Pierre Family Group Home, St Clement due to mother’s terminal illness. Refers to Blanche Pierre house parents Jane and Alan Maguire, and response to mother’s death by Jane and Alan Maguire. Details emotional and physical abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire and sexual abuse by Alan Maguire. Mentions instance of sexual abuse by Alan Maguire whilst on a camping trip. Refers to witness statements previously provided to States of Jersey Police in 1997 and 2008. Lists members of Blanche Pierre staff who witnessed physical and emotional abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, and mentions reporting abuse by Alan Maguire to an individual. Recalls circumstances surrounding Jane and Alan Maguire leaving Blanche Pierre, and arrival of a new foster mother. Recounts transfer to Heathfield Children’s Centre and hostels before returning to Blanche Pierre, since converted into flats intended for independent living. Describes effect of returning to a flat in which she had been abused by Alan Maguire, mentioning flashbacks, alcohol, drugs, arrest after throwing a brick through Jane and Alan Maguire’s window, and section. Refers to statement to States of Jersey Police concerning abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, and Jane and Alan Maguire’s subsequent arrests. Recalls Jane and Alan Maguire being charged with assaults on children in their care, and giving evidence in court in 1998. Refers to collapse of trail due to decision of Attorney General [Michael Birt]. Describes advising lawyers to investigate possibility of civil claim against Jane Maguire and States of Jersey but being unable to pursue claim due to effect of trial on mental health. Refers to 2008 media coverage relating to Haut de la Garenne, and further statements to States of Jersey Police. Refers to previous employment as nursey nurse, and current employment at St Saviour’s Hospital. Refers to contact with [Senator] Stuart Syvret, 1990 report concerning allegations of abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, contact with the British Broadcasting Corporation concerning a documentary about Jane and Alan Maguire, and death of Alan Maguire. Refers to long term emotional effects of abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, and [Witness 76]’s hopes regarding the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme, and the response of the States of Jersey, mentioning accountability and compensation.


Birt, Michael
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
British Broadcasting Corporation
Heathfield Children's Centre
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Maguire, Jane
Maguire, Alan
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police
St Saviour's Hospital
States of Jersey
Syvret, Stuart


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