Digital copy of Children's Executive Co-ordinator Philip Dennett's Witness Statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of V [Valerie] J Davidson. [Some details redacted]. For [Sean McCloskey's] Witness Statement to the Inquiry, dated 20 May 2015, see C/D/AW2/B3/38/WS000576.

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June 9th 2008 - June 9th 2008

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Provides details of early life and career history. Refers to an evening during 1991 where [Sean McCloskey] and two other individuals informed Philip Dennett that a former [Heathfield Children's Home] resident had made an allegation regarding a member of [Heathfield Children's Home staff]. Refers to contact with the Officer in Charge regarding the allegations, and meeting with the former resident regarding his allegations of abuse. Notes that following the meeting, Philip Dennett and the Officer in Charge contacted Anton Skinner. Provides details relating to the member of staff alleged to have abused the former resident, and the member of staff's departure from [Heathfield]. Refers to shock regarding allegations made about the member of staff. Provides details relating to the former resident, mentioning Philip Dennett's role as the former resident's support worker following the allegations of abuse. States that Philip Dennett did not witness any acts of abuse against any children at Heathfield.


Children's Services
Children's Executive
Operation Rectangle
Heathfield Children's Home
States of Jersey Police
Davidson, Valerie, Civilian Investigator
Dennett, Philip
McCloskey, Sean
Skinner, Anton


Heathfield, St Saviour | Police Station | abuse | allegations | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | children's services | Civilian Investigators | disclosures | evidence | IJCI | Police | residential care | residential homes | sexual abuse | statements | witness statements | witnesses


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