Digital copy of an Application Form relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 85's statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 4 June 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/10/WS000112.

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July 24th 2012 - July 24th 2012

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Includes personal details of Witness 85 and their legal representatives Emmott Snell Solicitors of 32 Grove Place, Bedford. Details of care: refers to Witness 85's tenure in the residential care of the States of Jersey, mentioning La Préférence [Children's Home], Haut de la Garenne, and the Group Home at Les Squez [Blanche Pierre Family Group Home]. Names other children in care with Witness 85. Abuse alleged to have taken place: details emotional, physical and sexual abuse between 1981 to 1992 by Jane and Alan Maguire. Names members of staff who witnessed the abuse. Refers to statement to States of Jersey Police dated 4 June 2008 and a witness statement dated 7 September 2012. Criminal proceedings: refers to statements to States of Jersey Police dated 4 June 2008. Refers to charges of assault against Alan and Jane Maguire dated 1998, and the abandonment of criminal proceedings. Refers to Attorney General Michael Birt QC's consideration of a lack of sufficient evidence to proceed in the case against Alan and Jane Maguire. States that Witness 85 did not give evidence during the above proceedings. Declaration of truthfulness: signed by Witness 85 on 24 July 2012 in the presence of Solicitor Tracey Emmott. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records: signed by Witness 85 on 24 July 2012. Names St Saviour's [Hospital] and Jersey General Hospital. Includes copy of Witness 85's witness statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of DC [Detective Constable] Holmes as part of Operation Rectangle dated 4 June 2008. Background and Home Life Provides details of early life, recalling mother’s alcoholism and Witness 85’s placement in the care of Children’s Services. Refers to mother’s fourth child, and mother’s departure from the island shortly after. Institutions Recalls placement at Haut de la Garenne, where Witness 85 was joined by two of her siblings. Discusses changing her name. Provides recollections of positive experiences at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning items of clothing knitted by a member of staff. Recalls employment of Jane Maguire at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls transfer to a care home [Family Group Home] at Le Squez estate named Blanche Pierre [Family Group Home]. Notes that upon arrival at Blanche Pierre there were already a number of older children resident who had been cared for by the previous houseparents. Provides description of Blanche Pierre [Family Group Home], explaining how two houses had been converted into one, and highlighting the layout of the property. Recalls the daily routine at Blanche Pierre. Describes relationships between Jane and Alan Maguire and residents. Provides description of Jane Maguire, mentioning her temper and punishments. Recalls difference in Alan and Jane Maguire’s behaviour when other adults were present. Refers to Alan Maguire’s employment with Alliance, and his own temper. Mentions that Jane Maguire had originally come from Manchester. Describes other residents at Blanche Pierre. Provides recollections of members of Blanche Pierre staff other than Jane and Alan Maguire, mentioning the television programme Dallas and barbecues. Comments on differences in behaviour by children if they were aware that Jane was on duty. Recalls absconding from Blanche Pierre to visit her grandmother. Recalls other children absconding on occasion. Recalls other children being called in to observe punishments metered by Jane and Alan Maguire. Recalls that all punishments and instances of discipline were recorded in a diary able to be read by all staff. Refers to absconding from Blanche Pierre to stay with a couple who wanted to adopt Witness 85. Refers to the departure of Jane and Alan Maguire from Blanche Pierre. Refers to education at Grouville School. Social Services Provides recollections of Child Care Officer Richard Davenport. Abuse and Consequences Details instances of emotional abuse such as being locked in a cupboard or made to stand next to the cold door in only pyjamas. Describes instances of physical abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, mentioning a wooden spoon and a slipper. Describes instances of physical abuse by Jane Maguire where Jane Maguire would force soap into children’s mouths. Recalls one resident confiding in Witness 85 that he had been made to swallow Dettol. Attempted to report abuse to mother and grandmother who would cuddle Witness 85 and her siblings. Provides details of sexual abuse by Alan Maguire, both at Blanche Pierre and when the Family Group Home holidayed to France. Events after Leaving Care Comments on relationship with youngest sibling. Refers to first court case involving allegations of abuse against Jane and Alan Maguire. Comments feeling vengeful towards Alan and Jane Maguire. Provides details of conversation with a member of the media regarding abuse at Blanche Pierre. Includes copy of Witness 85's witness statement in support of her application to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme dated 7 September 2012. Provides details of early life and admission into Care on the recommendation of her mother's doctor. Refers to placements at La Préférence Children's Home, Haut de la Garenne, and Blanche Pierre [Family Group Home]. Refers to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse by Alan and Jane Maguire whilst at Blanche Pierre, and the abuse of other children resident at the [Family Group Home]. Recalls incident where Child Care Officer [Richard] Davenport witnessed emotional abuse by Jane Maguire and did not act. Left Blanche Pierre at the age of 17, moving to St Helier with her boyfriend before moving in with her grandmother temporarily. Comments on effect of life at Blanche Pierre upon her education and employment history. Refers to her children and difficulties in relationships. Comments on long term effects of abuse and life at Blanche Pierre. Notes anger that States of Jersey employees were aware of mistreatment of children by Alan and Jane Maguire and did not investigate Witness 85's allegations.


Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Emmott Snell Solicitors
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Jersey General Hospital
La Préférence Children's Home
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
St Saviour's Hospital
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Holmes, Detective Constable
Social Services
Davenport, Richard
Maguire, Jane
Maguire, Alan
Emmott, Tracey


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