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Digital copy of Record of a Meeting of the Advisory Sub-Committee for Les Chênes [Residential] School. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 108's statement to the Inquiry dated 19 June 2015, see C/D/AW2/B1/3/WS000597.
May 25th 1978 - May 25th 1978
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Lists Chairman Senator R R [Reg] Jeune, Deputy A D Le Brocq, Jurat J Vint, Reverend B [Beverley] Coleman, Mrs P L [Gail] Crill, Centenier M Billot, Director of Education John Rodhouse, Children's Officer C A Smith, Witness 108, and Secretary Miss L Crocker as present. Notes apologies from C A R du Feu. Provides details regarding the admission of children, mentioning the Royal Court, offences, Probation Committee, De La Salle College, St Helier Boys' School, Secondary Tutorial Unit at Highlands, Haut de la Garenne, remand, education and attendance, and the Co-ordinating Committee for Juveniles and Delinquency. Provides details regarding a request for Special Leave, noting Witness 108's explanation of the facts, mentioning a visit to a mother and stepfather, and a family holiday. Notes Witness 108's report of the request to Children's Officer C A Smith, and Witness 108's comment regarding the relationship between a Les Chênes resident and the Les Chênes resident's mother. Provides details regarding Home Leave, noting Witness 108's circulation of a document on Home Leave for the consideration of members of the Committee. Describes process of gaining and losing the privilege of Home Leave from Les Chênes, and suggests that some children could be introduced to foster parents in order to facilitate Home Leave. Refers to discussion regarding steps to be taken when a child departed from Les Chênes, mentioning contact to be maintained by the Child Care Officer and possibly the Principal [of Les Chênes]. Comments on importance of securing employment for departing students, mentioning the involvement of the Rotary Club [of Jersey] in supporting those requiring foster homes or support in seeking employment.
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