Digital copy of a Memorandum from a member of La Préférence staff to Service Manager Phil Dennett. [Some details redacted]. Taken from a Children's Services client file.

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May 5th 2003 - May 5th 2003

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Refers to a discussion between a former Les Chênes Residential School resident and a member of La Préférence staff at La Préférence regarding the former resident's future, and the former resident's experiences at Les Chênes. Refers to wrestling matches taking place between Les Chênes residents, with staff acting as referees and on occasion, participating themselves. Notes allegations of physical abuse made by the former resident regarding Les Chênes staff. Provides details of physical abuse by staff at the dinner table, blackmail by staff (noting an incident involving the former resident), physical abuse of residents by other residents, physical abuse of the former resident by a member of staff, physical abuse of a resident whilst the resident was being restrained, and blackmail by staff in relation to bad court reports and the ability to increase the amount of time children could be [on remand for].


Children's Services
La Préférence Children's Home
Les Chênes Residential School
Dennett, Phil
Wherry, Danny


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