Digital copy of a Letter from Mario Lundy, Director of Education Sport and Culture to Bill Ogley, Chief Officer outlining his recollection of the circumstances surrounding his secondment to Haut de la Garenne in 1984. Copy sent to Senator [Mike] Vibert. [Some details redacted]. For Mario Lundy's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 September 2015, see C/D/AW2/B3/29/WS000587.

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February 27th 2008 - February 27th 2008

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Describes being advised by Terry Strettle, Children's Officer in September 1984 of an unstable situation at Dunluce Unit at Haut de la Garenne following a period of weak and ineffective leadership, referring to an incident where the police were called to the unit. Provides details of his secondment from Les Chênes Residential School to Haut de la Garenne in 12 November 1984 until 1 March 1985, detailing his recollections of his period regarding the authority of the staff and the behaviour of the children. Details action taken to re-establish a safe and secure environment for the children and improve standards of care, referring to the introduction of a no-smoking policy was staff and children and details of an incident which resulted in the dismissal of a female member of staff. States that he has no recollection of an occasion when physical intervention was used. Includes comments about access to Haut de la Garenne during the period of his secondment and refers to a letter of commendation received from the Director of Education in recognition of his achievements during his secondment. Also refers to an anonymous complaint made against him on 27 February 2008 and discussion of this matter with Senator Vibert.


Landers, Zaena
Lundy, Mario
Ogley, Bill
Rodhouse, John
Strettle, Terry
Vibert, Mike, Senator
Education Sport and Culture
Haut de la Garenne
Les Chênes Residential School
States of Jersey


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