Comments

Digital copy of Exhibit DC16: Report from Dylan A Southern to Graham Jennings, Chief Executive titled Internal Enquiry and report into allegations made against Mrs Jane Maguire, formally House parent at the Blanche Pierre Family Group Home. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to David Castledine’s Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 8 July 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/11/WS000609].

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Reference

C/D/AW2/A7/18/WD006760/16

Date

February 23rd 1999 - February 23rd 1999

Scope and Content

Relates to summary of findings relating to Jane Maguire's employment by Children's Services, including background information mentioning Mrs Maguire's employment at Haut de la Garenne, appointment of Alan and Jane Maguire as House Parents at Blanche Pierre, details of the roles of the Maguires and includes comments regarding the circumstances under which children would be placed at Blanche Pierre. Sets out details of the role of Jane Maguire at Blanche Pierre, detailing her training, experience and skills in caring for children, and the needs of the children under her care. Details Jane and Alan Maguire's appointment to Blanche Pierre in March 1980, and Jane Maguire's reflections in 1999 regarding her experiences caring for the children under her care during her ten years at Blanche Pierre. Refers to Jane Maguire's retirement from Blanche Pierre in 1990, and Jane Maguire's opinion that the retirement was due to a change in child care policy at Children's Services. Refers to the personal histories of children at Blanche Pierre under the care of Jane and Alan Maguire, and requests from Jane Maguire for Dylan Southern to interview former residents of Blanche Pierre. Details allegations of emotional and physical abuse at Blanche Pierre reported to Dorothy Ingles [Inglis] by care staff employed at Blanche Pierre. Refers to report by Dorothy Ingles [Inglis] regarding the allegations to Mr [Anton] Skinner and Geoff Spencer, and details subsequent action taken during stage two of the investigation. Also refers to an incident involving a 15 year old in the care of Mrs Maguire and sets out a review of events. Comments on events following Jane Maguire's departure from Blanche Pierre, and comments on actions of Jane Maguire in respect of her treatment of a particular child fostered by the Maguires following their departure. Concludes that there is sufficient evidence showing Jane and Alan Maguire, were involved in the creation of an abusive regime at Blanche Pierre which breached the policy of the Education Committee with regard to corporal or physical punishment, demonstrated a gross lack of care for the psychological wellbeing of the children in their care, and inflicted and condoned various forms of severe physical abuse. Recommends Jane Maguire's dismissal from the employ of the Health and Social Services Committee.

Names

Castledine, David
Chappell, Brenda
Davenport, Richard
Hart, Joy
Heins, Linda
Inglis, Dorothy
Jennings, Graham
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Pugsley, Marta
Skinner, Anton
Southern, Dylan
Spencer, Geoff
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Office
Children's Services
Education Committee
Health and Social Services Committee
Highlands College
Jersey Evening Post
La Préférence Children's Home
Nursery Nurse Examination Board
States of Jersey Police

Keywords

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Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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