Digital copy of Notes of a pre-court meeting of child protection professionals concerning alleged offences against former child residents of Blanche Pierre [Family] Group Home by Jane and Alan Maguire. Notes by Detective Sergeant Mike Shearer. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 88's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/11.

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February 27th 1998 - February 27th 1998

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Lists Centenier Myles of St Clement, Ian Christmas (Police Legal Advisor), Inspector Barry Faudemer, Marnie Baudains (Children's Service Resource Managaer), Detective Constable Nick Tory (Officer In Charge) and Detective Sergeant Mike Shearer as present. Refers to a discussion concerning press reports that Magistrate David Trott was considering mode of trial. Refers to concerns that some of victims felt that they had been betrayed or misled by the Police due to breakdown in communication. Also includes details of a general discussion regarding mode of trial, consensus that the case could be dealt with at the Lower Court and possibility of remand to Royal Court. Describes general discussion regarding necessity to decide upon which witnesses were required to establish a prima facie case, referring to Witness 88. Notes consideration given regarding vulnerability victims making and the potential impact of court proceedings as well as the discontinuation of court proceedings. Also includes comments about victim liaison, victim welfare, court security, use of video evidence in court, witness protection, press releases, aspects of disclosure, court dates and updates on the ongoing police investigation.


Austin-Vautier, Steven
Baudains, Marnie
Christmas, Ian
Faudemer, Barry, Inspector
Hart, Joy
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Melvin, Detective Constable
Myles, Centenier
Trott, David
Troy, Nicholas, Detective Constable
Wherry, Danny
Attorney General
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Services
Family Protection Team
Heathfield Children's Home
Magistrates Court
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police


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