04 April 2008
A member of staff working within Secure and Residential Services has been suspended from work pending an internal management investigation.
Suspension is a proper part of this disciplinary process. It is a neutral act and is not a sanction against the individual.
The disciplinary process is to investigate specific new evidence relating to the behaviour of the member of staff, which came to light during the recent Employment Tribunal.
Our first commitment is always to ensure the well-being of the children within our Secure and Residential Services, and we can confirm that we have put in place robust measures to ensure that their well-being is assured.
It is not appropriate for the States of Jersey to comment up on this matter during the management investigation, but we can confirm that this will begin within the next few days and is likely to be concluded within the next fortnight.
For further information – please contact Chief Executive Bill Ogley on 440401