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Digital copy of Articles by Michael Morris in the Jersey Evening Post relating to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry titled Centenier explains decision not to charge abuse accused and Child abuse: 'Lack of local expertise'.

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Reference

C/D/AW13/A1/38

Date

November 18th 2015 - November 18th 2015

Scope and Content

• Centenier explains decision not to charge abuse accused. Relates to comments made by honorary police officer Danny Scaife in his evidence to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry explaining his decision in 2008 not to charge Witnesses 279 and 281, former house parents at a Family Group Home, with three counts of grave and criminal assault. Cites role of Simon Thomas in the decision, details his own opinion on whether there was sufficient evidence to charge and includes comments about a press release about the decision not to charge Witnesses 279 and 281. • Child abuse: 'Lack of local expertise'. Relates to comments made by former Home Affairs Minister and Magistrate Ian Le Marquand in his evidence to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry that Jersey had an inadequate system for dealing with child abuse and there was a persistent weakness in identifying signs of sexual abuse among young people. Includes comments about lack of locally based medical expertise in identifying child abuse, a series of Serious Case Reviews, understanding of the effects of abuse on victims, and impact of funding restraints on implementing recommendations of reviews.

Names

Bonjour, André
Harper, Lenny
Morris, Michael
Pitman, Trevor, Deputy
Scaife, Danny, Centenier
Thomas, Simon
Children's Policy Group
Health and Social Services
Home Affairs
Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
Jersey Evening Post
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police

Keywords

allegations | articles | assault | centeniers | child abuse | child protection | Children | children's homes | children's services | Constables | evidence | Family Group Homes | Funding | honorary police | IJCI | investigations | magistrates | Media | newscuttings | Newspapers | Photographs | Police | prosecutions | senators | sexual abuse | witnesses

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1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

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Closed until

2100

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