Digital copy of a Record of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee for Les Chênes Residential School. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 621. For Witness 621's statement to States of Jersey Police dated 10 May 2007 see C/D/AW1/B1/5/3/WS000438.

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February 9th 1984 - February 9th 1984

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Lists Senator R R Jeune, J Mourant, J Renault, Solicitor Conrad Coutanche, a member of Les Chênes staff, Director of Education J S Rodhouse, Acting Children's Officer J H Thomson, and Secretary L R Smith as present. 1. Notes apologies for absence from Jurat Mrs Myles and Reverend [Anthony Keogh]. 2. Introduces Conrad Coutanche to his first meeting of the Advisory Sub-Committee. 3. Refer to record of previous meeting dated 21 September 1983. 4. Refers to admissions to Les Chênes of a boy and of Witness 621. Provides details regarding the boy admitted to Les Chênes, mentioning the Children's Department, admissions to La Préférence Children's Home and Les Chênes, threatened self harm, Christmas, and the member of Les Chênes staff's support of the resident's talents. Refers to an appearance before the Royal Court and the awarding of a Fit Person Order. Notes the member of Les Chênes staff's belief that the resident will be able to take his C.S.E [Certificate of Secondary Education] examinations in due course. Provides details regarding Witness 621, mentioning father's desertion of the family home and mother's alcoholism. Refers to mother's care by Dr [J P F] Fogarty. Notes the member of Les Chênes staff's suggestion regarding Witness 621's behaviour at home, and the member of Les Chênes staff's belief that Witness 621 may have been physically abused by her father. Refers to Witness 621 taking an overdose during Police investigations into an incident involving the boy admitted to Les Chênes referred to above. Refers to Witness 621's substance abuse, and a Fit Person Order issued at the Royal Court during 1984. 5. Lists discharges from Les Chênes, mentioning the involvement of the Children's Department. 6. Refers to the member of Les Chênes staff's report of 15 residents at Les Chênes, noting an increase in the age range of children admitted to Les Chênes. 7. Provides details regarding a resident at Les Chênes, mentioning self harm, attempted suicde and admission to the CPU [Child Psychiatric Unit] by Dr [J P F] Fogarty. Notes the member of Les Chênes staff's concern for the resident concerned.


Advisory Sub-Committee for Les Chênes School
Children's Services
Children's Department
Child Psychiatric Unit
Jersey General Hospital
Les Chênes Residential School
La Préférence Children's Home
States of Jersey Police
Coutanche, Conrad, Solicitor
Fogarty, J P F, Dr
Jeune, Reg
Keogh, Anthony, Reverend
Mourant, J
Myles, Mrs
Renault, J
Rodhouse, John
Smith, L R
Thomson, Jim


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