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Digital copy of a letter from Children's Officer Miss P L Thornton to the Constable [of St Helier] K A Baal relating to the care of Witness 43 and his siblings. Taken from the Children's Services client [family] file of Witness 43. [Some details redacted]. For the transcript of Witness 43's tape recorded interview with the States of Jersey Police dated 18 July 2008, see ZC/D/AW1/B1/2/1/1/WS000124.

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Reference ZC/D/AW1/A3/6/1/2/WD000969
Date 11 February 1977
Scope and Content Recommends that Witness 43 and his siblings be subject to a care and protection [order] under the authority of the Education Committee, citing Witness 43's parents' lack of parental care and inability to provide a stable environment for their children. Gives details about family background, mentioning alcoholism of Witness 43's mother, placement on probation and multiple admissions to Elizabeth House, domestic violence at home, and imprisonment of [Witness 43's father]. Mentions consultation with Dr [J P F] Fogarty regarding treatment for Witness 43's mother. Refers to Witness 43's birth at the Maternity Hospital in 1965 and admission to Westaway Crèche in his infancy. Mentions transfer of Witness 43 and his siblings from Westaway Crèche to Haut de la Garenne, referring to discussion regarding possibility to Witness 43 being placed for adoption. Describes further deterioration of parents' marriage, mentioning alcholism of mother and placement on probation, physical assault of mother by father, mother's subsequent residence at Elizabeth House and consequences of breach of probation conditions. Refers to consideration taken with respect to the prospective adoption of Witness 43 and his siblings whilst noting lack of interest expressed by the mother regarding the future welfare of her children.
Names Baal, Keith Alfred
Fogarty, J P F, Dr
Thornton, P L
Children's Services
Education Committee
Elizabeth House
Haut de la Garenne
Magistrates Court
Royal Court
Westaway Crèche
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Language English
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Digital copy of a letter from Children's Officer Miss P L Thornton to the Constable [of St Helier] K A Baal relating to the care of Witness 43 and his siblings. Taken from the Children's Services client [family] file of Witness 43. [Some details redacted]. For the transcript of Witness 43's tape recorded interview with the States of Jersey Police dated 18 July 2008, see ZC/D/AW1/B1/2/1/1/WS000124.

ZC/D/AW1/A3/6/1/2/WD000969

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