Digital copy of a Letter from a father to Sue [Richardson], and notes, in relation to allegations made against [Ernest Mallett] of the physical abuse of a resident at La Préférence Children's Home. [Some details redacted]. For Ernest Mallett's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 30 June 2015, see C/D/AW2/B3/15/WS000602.

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November 27th 1992 - November 27th 1992

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Refers to concerns expressed regarding incidents between a child and [Ernest Mallett] whilst the child was in the care of the Education Committee at La Préférence [Children's Home]. Details allegations of physical abuse made regarding [Ernest Mallett]. Expresses reasons for witholding a formal complaint, mentioning similarity to [Ernest Mallett] in relation to position as a Residential Child Care Officer. Notes also an alleged warning given to the child by [Ernest Mallett] not to report physical abuse. Adds further allegation of physical abuse regarding [Ernest Mallett]. Provides details of interview with F Buesnel [Fay Buesnel]. Notes [Ernest Mallett's] admission he physically reprimanded a child found in the girls' bedroom. Notes that [Ernest Mallett] denies other allegations of physical abuse put against him. [For a copy of Page 1 of this Letter, see Exhibit EM6: C/D/AW2/A7/22/WD006573/6]. [For a copy of Page 2 of this Letter and notes, see Exhibit EM8: C/D/AW2/A7/22/WD006573/8]


Children's Services
Education Committee
La Préférence Children's Home
Buesnel, Fay
Mallett, Ernest
Richardson, Sue


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