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25 June 2015

A former Principal of Les Chenes has been giving evidence to the inquiry.

Kevin Mansell joined the home in 1991 as a teacher and became Principal in 2000.

He said that Les Chenes was "severely under-resourced" and struggled to deal with the rising numbers of young people who needed secure accommodation after being referred by the courts.

Answering questions by counsel to the inquiry, Patrick Sadd, Mr Mansell said he was not given adequate support by the Education Department.

New management was appointed when Les Chenes became Greenfields and Mr Mansell returned to a teaching role.

The transcript of today's hearing will be published on the website as soon as it's available.

Hearings will resume next week.

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