Digital copy of an excerpt from [Record of a Meeting of the Advisory Sub-Committee for Les Chênes [Residential] School] signed by Witness 108, and Record of a Meeting of the Advisory Sub-Committee for Les Chênes [Residential] School signed by R R [Reg] Jeune. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 108's statement to the Inquiry dated 19 June 2015, see C/D/AW2/B1/3/WS000597.

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May 24th 1978 - September 7th 1978

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1. Refers to discussion regarding the need to appoint additional night supervision at [Les Chênes] when numbers increase beyond 5 [residents]. Notes suggestion by Director [of Education] regarding an alternative arrangement of existing staff undertaking a waking supervision duty in place of their present sleeping-in duty. Notes change in pay required. Refers to staff agreeing to undertake the cover of night-duty for a trial period, resulting in no immediate need to expand on staff numbers [at Les Chênes]. 2. Lists Chairman Deputy A D Le Brocq, Jurat J Vint, C A R du Feu, Mrs P L [Gail] Crill, Director of Education J [John] Rodhouse, Children's Officer C A Smith, Witness 108, and Secretary Miss R Queree as present. Notes apologies from Senator R R [Reg] Jeune, Reverend B [Beverley] Coleman, and Centenier M Billot. Provides details of matters arising, noting permission refused for a [Les Chênes resident] to be taken on holiday, admissions, and Witness 108's impending move into [premises]. Provides details of a progress report, mentioning a report from Witness 108 regarding a delay in obtaining materials from the United Kingdom for the Principal's house. Refers to renovation and maintenance to take place across the Les Chênes establishment in order to provide accommodation for up to 10 children. Refers to the contruction of a new buiilding halted due to a lack of approval by the States of Jersey. Refers to Admissions Policy. Describes criterea for admission, mentioning the Royal Court, Attorney General, and the placement of children at Les Chênes already in the Care of the Education Committee with the consent of parents. Provides details relating to the recruitment of staff. Notes Witness 108's report concerning the need for an increase in the number of staff at Les Chênes should numbers of residents increase. Provides details of staffing and cover arrangements. Notes that even with 2 extra members of staff, female pupils would not be able to be admitted, and there would be no facilities for secure remand cases. Notes expectation to appoint a Deputy [Principal], secondary female of staff, and an assistant housekeeper. Provides details of staff accommodation. Refers to Any Other Business, mentioning a visit to Les Chênes by the President of the Guernsey Children's Board, and the suggestion that Les Chênes might cater for young offenders from Guernsey in addition to those from Jersey. Notes that as Guernsey had been offered the opportunity to join the Les Chênes project previously and proffered no interest, Guernsey children would only be provided with places at Les Chênes if that place could not be given to a Jersey child. Notes report by Witness 108 on educational progress made by male residents, mentioning previous levels of attainment and attendance, Educational Psychologists, Home Leave, and difficulties securing employment for those leaving Les Chênes.


Children's Services
Education Committee
Guernsey Children's Board
Haut de la Garenne
Les Chênes Residential School
Les Chênes School Advisory Sub-Committee
Royal Court
Billot, M
Coleman, Beverley Warren, Reverend
Crill, Gail, née Dodd
Queree, R
du Feu, C A R
Jeune, Reg
Le Brocq, A D
Rodhouse, John
Smith, C A
Vint, J


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