Digital copy of the Record of a Meeting of the Advisory Sub-Committee for Les Chênes Residential School held at the School on 16 May 1985. [Some details redacted]. Taken from Minutes of the Les Chênes Advisory Sub-Committee. For Witness 617's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 17 March 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/4/4/WS000436.

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May 16th 1985 - May 16th 1985

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Lists Deputy P G Mourant, Jurat Mrs B Myles and Mr C Coutanche (Solicitor) as present, and Mr J S Rodhouse (Director of Education), [a member of staff at Les Chênes], Mr T W Strettle (Children's Officer) and Miss C A Bouchard (Secretary) as in attendance at the meeting. Refers to: apologies for absence received form Mr S J Le Cornu (1), approval of the record of the previous meeting (2), and matters arising including the undertaking of gardening by the children and clarification regarding the employment of a member of staff (3). Provides details of the Principal's Report (4). Refers to two admissions to Les Chênes since 12 November 1984, both categorised as voluntary admissions to care. Includes details about the admission of a girl admitted to Les Chênes on 17 December 1984, including an overview of the background to her admission and remarks about her attitude and conduct since admission. Also refers to the admission of Witness 617, outlining reasons for his placement into care in 1979, family background, attitude and behaviour at school, abscondence from La Préférence and subsequent placement at Les Chênes and developments since then. Also includes comments about discharges, the number of children at Les Chênes, Public Examinations in 1985, the Channel Television Heritage 84 Award, representative honours, a North Wales expedition and a statistical review regarding trends in placements at Les Chênes.


Bouchard, C A
Coutanche, C
Hollywood, Jim
Le Cornu, S J
Mourant, P G, Deputy
Myles, Barbara, Jurat
Rodhouse, John
Strettle, Terry
Whiteley, Sir Peter John Frederick, General, Lieutenant Governor 1979 - 1985
Channel Television
Child Psychiatric Unit
Children's Services
Jersey General Hospital
Jersey Youth Service
La Préférence Children's Home
Les Chênes School Advisory Sub-Committee
Les Chênes Residential School
Les Quennevais School
Primary Tutorial Unit


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