Digital copy of Witness 108's Tape Recorded Interview with States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constable Julie Jackson and Civilian Investigator Mark Cane. Interview recorded in Interview Room No 4 at Rouge Bouillon Police [Station]. [Some details redacted]. Undated, c. 2008 to 2009. For Witness 108's statement to the Inquiry dated 19 June 2015, see C/D/AW2/B1/3/WS000597.

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December 16th 2008 - December 16th 2008

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Provides details of Witness 108, Mark Cane, and Julie Jackson, mentioning a secondment from Northumbria Police. Describes process of interview, referring to Witness 108's voluntary attendance, and allegations of physical abuse and inappropriate behahiour made by former residents of Les Chênes Residential School regarding staff at Les Chênes. Provides details regarding Witness 108's appointment to Les Chênes, mentioning secure accommodation, Approved Schools, Community Homes, education, and practice in the United Kingdom. Refers to the DHSS [Department of Health and Social Security], Home Office, the Royal Court, probation orders, the Education Committee, Home Secretary Willy [William] Whitelaw, and Medical Officers of Health. Refers to the opening of Les Chênes in May 1977, and Witness 108's departure from Les Chênes in 1988. Refers to Mario Lundy's initial appointment as the Deputy Principal of Les Chênes. Names other staff at Les Chênes, suggesting that the Education Department could furnish the Police with a more accurate list. Describes the layout of Les Chênes, and describes issues faced by children at Les Chênes. Provides details regarding the admissions process at Les Chênes, and experiences for new residents, mentioning the Royal Court, discussions with staff, and visits by care workers, probation officers, medical staff, and parents. Explains reasoning behind the placement of a child into secure accommodation upon their admission to Les Chênes. Refers to secure provision established in Birmingham, Bristol and London, and the adaption of policies used by insitutions in the United Kingdom to suit Les Chênes' needs. Provides description of facilities available to residents in the secure accomodation.


Department of Health and Social Security
Education Department
Education Committee
Home Office
Les Chênes Residential School
Operation Rectangle
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police
Cane, Mark, Civilian Investigator
Jackson, Julie, Detective Constable
Lundy, Mario
Whitelaw, William


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