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Digital copy of Notes of a Case Conference held at Haut de la Garenne regarding Witness 43. Taken from the Children's Services client 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/WD000973
Date 22 October 1981
Scope and Content Lists Children's Officer Mr C A Smith, Child Care Officer Mr D J Castledine, Mr J H Thomson, Superintendent at Haut de la Garenne, and Educational Psychologist Mr H Birtwistle as amongst those present at the Case Conference. Notes that the Case Conference had been called as a result of sexual approaches by Witness 43 towards younger children in residence at [Haut de la Garenne]. Discusses options with respect to Witness 43's care arrangements and employment situation, including comments by Castledine regarding difficulties involved in a transfer to the Boys' Hostel, La Préférence, the [Family] Group Homes, foster homes or special lodgings. Refers to an employment scheme organised by the Education Committee. Notes remarks made by Thomson regarding Witness 43 at Haut de la Garenne, noting consideration of Witness 43's welfare as well as the safety of all other children in residence. Also refers to a history of Witness 43's employment provided by Thomson, noting loss of job due to bad behaviour and employment at a restaurant. Refers to employment at the Catering Department at Highlands. Includes comments by [a male member of staff at Haut de la Garenne] about Witness 43's behaviour, mentioning rudeness, insolence and bad language and subsequent placement in detention. Refers to an interview between Birtwistle and Witness 43 prior to the Case Conference. Includes comments about Witness 43's mental health, relationship with mother, allegations of sexual offences including admittance of offences against girls. Makes note of instruction from the Director of Education to Smith that Witness 43 be moved from Haut de la Garenne. Notes reluctance expressed by Thomson regarding Witness 43 remaining at Haut de la Garenne, citing safety of other children in the home. Refers to decision to keep Witness 43 locked in the detention room at night until a suitable alternative was found.
Names Birtwistle, H
Castledine, D J
Smith, C A
Thomson, J H
Children's Office
Children's Services
Education Committee
Haut de la Garenne
Highlands College
La Préférence Children's Home
Keywords assessments | case conferences | Catering | Child Care Officers | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | Children's Officers | children's services | conferences | detention | evidence | Education | Family Group Homes | foster homes | Hostels | psychologists | psychology | recommendations | reports | Schools | sexual abuse | solitary confinement | witnesses
Places Highlands, Haut de la Garenne
Dimensions 1 pdf file
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions Closed for preservation - please consult digital copy

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Digital copy of Notes of a Case Conference held at Haut de la Garenne regarding Witness 43. Taken from the Children's Services client 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/WD000973

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