Digital copy of the Application Form and Supporting Documentation of Witness 145 relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 145's witness statements to the Inquiry dated 1 March 2015, and Witness 145's statement to States of Jersey Police dated 16 April 2008 [C/D/AW1/B1/5/1].

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July 4th 2012 - July 5th 2012

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1. Personal details. Provides details of Witness 145. 2. Claimaint's representative. Names representative Solicitor David Coleman of Lavelle Coleman [Solicitors], Dublin. 3. Details of Care. Refers to Care in the States of Jersey between 1974 and 1984 at Brig-Y-Don [Children's Home], Les Chênes [Residential School], and Boys Hostel Basil Lodge [Basil Lodge Hostel]. Refers to members of Witness 145's family also resident at Les Chênes, and refers to Witness 145's father's alcholism and emotional and physical abuse of Witness 145, leading to Witness 145's placement in Care. Provides the names of other children in Care with Witness 145. 4. Abuse alleged to have taken place. Provides details of abuse at Les Chênes by member of Les Chênes staff, and Mario Lundi [Lundy], as witnessed by other staff and residents at Les Chênes. Refers to wider description of abuse in Appendix 1. 5. Complaints of abuse. Notes that Witness 145 did not report the abuse due to believing that he would not be believed. Refers to abuse witnessed by other Les Chênes residents. 6. Criminal Proceedings. Refers to statement provided to States of Jersey Police dated 16 April 2008. 7. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board application/award. Has not previously submitted a claim for compensation in respect of historic child abuse to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in Jersey. 8. Previous Civil Proceedings. Has not personally or otherwise threatened or commenced civil proceedings against any party in relation to allegations of abuse. 11. Declaration of Truthfulness. Signed by Witness 145 on 7 July 2012 in the presence of Solicitor Laura Corrigan. Authority for Access to Medical Practictioner Records. Signed by Witness 145 on 4 July 2012. Names Dr Brendan Kellet and Dr [John] Coates. Appendix 1 - Details of Abuse. Refers to Witness 145's arrival at Les Chênes, and placement in a bare cell similar to that in a Police Station for six weeks, after which Witness 145 was moved to a bedroom shared with other boys. Describes emotional and physical abuse at Les Chênes by staff towards residents including Witness 145. Refers to one of the abusive members of staff and reguarly intoxicated on duty, also mentioning an incident of physical abuse by the member of staff against a resident in the shower, and an incident where a resident allergic to tomatoes was forced to eat tomatoes. Refers to physical abuse by the member of staff reguarly intoxicated on duty in the art room. Refers to the member of staff of Les Chenes known as the 'Pinball Wizard' due to his physical abuse of residents. Mentions caning by the member of staff and Mario Lundy. Notes injuries left unattended, and physical abuse during an assembly after a resident made a complaint to his mother about abuse at Les Chênes. Refers to physical abuse by a member of staff, and by Mario Lundi [Lundy]. Provides details relating to long term effects of abuse on Witness 145, mentioning [offences], alcoholism, and drug addiction. Notes Witness 145's willingness to attend counselling, and Witness 145's relationship with his former wife and their child. Notes Witness 145's belief he missed opportunites as a result of the level of education he received at Les Chênes, Witness 145's anger at his placement at Les Chênes, and Witness 145's treatment by staff at Les Chênes. [For a copy of this Application to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme with differing levels of redaction, see Exhibit 9: C/D/AW1/A3/9/3/WD004980_9].


Brig-y-Don Children's Home
Basil Lodge Hostel
Children's Services
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Lacey Advocates
Lavelle Coleman Solicitors
Les Chênes Residential School
Mourant Ozannes
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Corrigan, Laura
Coleman, David
Coates, John
Kellett, Brendan
Lundy, Mario


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