Digital copy of Exhibit RM9: Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of [the] Governing Body [of] Les Chênes School dated 18 June 2002. Minutes signed by the Deputy Principal of Les Chênes [Residential] School. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Ron McLean's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 1 September 2015, [C/D/AW3/B1/6/WS00633].

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June 18th 2002 - June 20th 2002

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Lists John Le Breton, Deputy Ben Fox, [the Principal of Les Chênes] and [members of the governing body] as present. Refers to support expressed by members of the Governing Body towards [the Principal] and his family in respect of threats received by him. Refers to consideration of the proposal that [the Principal] and his family be moved. Also refers to plans for [an individual] to be accommodated until a Royal Court appearance, outlining plans to ensure safety of [the Principal] and his family. Provides details of a discussion regarding special status juveniles being remanded to the Young Offenders Institute under the age of 16, and status of Les Chênes in this debate. Refers to a report due to be published by Kathy Bull in context of posisble recommendations affecting Les Chênes. Includes further discussion regarding the safety of [the Principal] and his family, referring to duty of care of the Governing Body in relation to the health and safety of all staff and pupils and references to other incidents affecting family and staff. Discusses TCI [Therapeutic Crisis Intervention], and use at Les Chênes. Notes behaviour of the majority of Les Chênes residents, and criticism of a report by a member of Les Chênes staff. Discusses possibility of using the General Reserve Fund to provide a long-term solution to the increase in the number of juveniles presenting with difficulties affecting staff safety. Comments that a report should be made listing recommendations for the future of Les Chênes. Discusses the Les Chênes resident presenting difficulties for staff and [the Principal's family], improvements to be made in the training of Les Chênes staff, transfer of prison officers to oversee particular students, and accommodation for [the Principal's family]. Refers to possibility of a professional risk assessment, and the [Education] Department's liability in law to protect staff and pupils at Les Chênes. Notes thanks to a member of Les Chênes staff who presented a report, and thanks from [the Principal] for support provided.


Bull, Kathie, Dr
Carter, Pat
Fox, Ben, Deputy
Le Breton, John
Le Marquand, Ian
Nicolle, Stéphanie
Children's Services
Education Committee
Education Department
General Reserve Fund
Home Affairs
Les Chênes School
Les Chênes School Advisory Sub-Committee
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police
Young Offenders Institute


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