Comments

Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Witness 229 to the Inquiry providing an account of her experiences working within the Education Department, and alongside Children's Services. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW2/B3/2/WD006119

Date

May 7th 2015 - May 7th 2015

Scope and Content

Provides evidence in response to evidence given to the Inquiry by Tony Le Sueur regarding the shredding of documents by officials in Children's Services during 1993, as well as in relation to other experiences whilst working within the Education Department and alongside Children's Services. Provides details of background, mentioning employment as a lecturer at Highlands College in 1988, and retirement in 2011. Refers to employment within the Education Department, initially on a one-year secondment from role at Highlands College. Recalls a focus of attention on early years, mirroring action taken in England via the Children's Act. Recalls responsibilities associated with role within the Education Department, mentioning the annual registration of private sector nurseries and preschools. Comments on Brenda Chappell's friendships with women employed in Children's Services, such as Jane Maguire. Names Assistant Directors of the Education Department, Ann Esterson and David Greenwood. Comments on liason with [Children's Officer] Anton Skinner. Comments on bureaucracy in Jersey. Refers to the manner in which documents sent to Witness 229 were kept, mentioning a locked office and an archive area of the [Education] Department. Discusses the regulation of the public sector, noting that care homes and institutions were publicly funded. States that Children's Services, unlike the private sector, did not appear to be subject to regulation, mentioning Haut de la Garenne and Les Chênes [Residential School] as examples of public sector children's homes. Refers to the separation of Children's Services from the Education Department in 1993. Comments on secrecy around Children's Services prior to this separation, and their lack of communication with the Education Department, mentioning Marnie Baudains and Anton Skinner. Refers to a culture in Jersey of requesting advisers from outside the island to provide reviews and reports on issues within Jersey, and the lack of action taken by Jersey following the provision of the reports, mentioning [Dr] Kathie Bull and [Lord Carswell]'s reports in particular. Discusses the Education Committee's relationship with Children's Services. Refers to Director of Education Mario Lundy's managerial abilities. Refers to the shredding of documents by Stuart Hallam following Children's Services' separation from the Education Department in 1993. Refers to discussion with Janet Brotherton about the movement of archived documents, also mentioning Danny Wherry. Notes comments by Child Care Officer Dorothy Ingles [Inglis] regarding the shredding of documents on Anton Skinner's instructions. Discusses possible reasons behind the shredding of the documents, noting lack of a policy in relation to the retention of documents. Refers to Witness 229 having shredded documents on the advice of Marnie Baudains previously. Comments on possibility of Mario Lundy having shredded documents relating to allegations [of abuse] made against him.

Names

Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Services
Child Protection Team
Education Committee
Education Department
Highlands College
Haut de la Garenne
La Chasse Centre
Les Chênes Residential School
Ofsted
States of Jersey
Andrews, Jean
Brotherton, Janet
Baudains, Marnie
Bull, Kathie, Dr
Carswell, Lord
Chappell, Brenda
Davies, Madeleine
Dunford, Marilyn
Esterson, Ann
Greenwood, David
Hallam, Stuart
Ingles, Dorothy
Le Sueur, Tony
Lundy, Mario
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Ogley, Bill
Smith, Charles
Skinner, Anton
Syvret, Stuart
Wherry, Danny

Keywords

Highlands | abuse | allegations | acts | Bailiffs | children's services | Children | Colleges | Children's Officers | child protection | Child Care Officers | documents | directors of education | Destruction | Education | evidence | Family Group Homes | houseparents | IJCI | lecturers | nurseries | retirements | registration | Schools | Senior Child Care Officers | statements | witness statements | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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