Digital copy of the Children's Officer's Report for a meeting held at the Education Office, Pier Road, St Helier on 8 March 1967. [Some details redacted]. Taken from minutes of the Education Committee Children's Sub-Committee.
For Witness 358's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 27 June 2008, see ZC/D/AW1/B1/2/1/39/WS000206.
|Date||8 March 1967|
|Scope and Content||Includes comments by [Child Care Officers] H J [H Jackson], L B [Lois Bygrave], S C [S Coulson], J H T [Jim Thomson], J S [Joan Syvret], M P [M Preece], C A S [Charles Smith] and [the Children's Officer, Patricia Thornton]. Refers to children who have left their foster homes, including a girl being cared for by her grandmother and boy returning to the care of his mother. Also includes comments about a girl for whom arrangements had been made by the Public Health Committee to move to her to a special nursery, noting request by Mr Mourant, Administrator of the General Hospital, for the Education Committee to take over financial responsibility for the girl when of school age. Also includes comments about children who have been placed in foster homes, including notes about the person financially responsible for each child. Refers to a child boarded-out with their grandparents and agreement by the Constable of St Helier to a boarding-out payment for each grandparent due to the grandmother ceasing work to care for the children. Also refers to children placed in foster homes due to ill-health of a parent and marital difficulties in his foster home. Describes general matters concerning children in care. Includes comments about a girl who left her father's home to live in a guest house before shortly moving into lodgings, a child referred by Dr [J P] Fogarty because of marital and housing difficulties, a child moved to England who [mother] was admitted to St Saviour's Hospital, a child on probation, a child returning home to her foster father and seen to by Dr Fogarty, a careleaver and her baby admitted to Elizabeth House, a child at Stonelake [Stokelake] House, Chudleigh, Devon, a boy who obtained work with the help of the Rotary Vocational Guidance Committee, a family who have been given the tenancy of States' House, a child and her referred to [the Education Committee] by a member of staff at Brig-y-Don, and children to remain their own home under regular supervision, noting their health difficulties and help from the District Nurse and Constable of St Peter. Also includes comments about Witness 358 by Child Care Officer M Preece, noting her discharge from Haut de la Garenne against the advice of [the Education Committee] after her mother took her out without returning her. Notes Witness 358's absence school and failure to settle into her flat and request to take Witness 358 back into care. Recommends that Care and Protection proceedings be taken in respect of Witness 358 to avoid repetition of events. [For corresponding title page that accompanies these documents, see C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/45/WD001525].|
Coulson, S G
Fogarty, J P, Dr
Constable of St Helier
Constable of St Peter
Jersey General Hospital
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services Committee
Rotary Vocational Guidance Committee
St Saviour's Hospital
States of Jersey
|Keywords||admissions | alcoholism | boarding-out | care orders | Child Care Officers | child protection | childcare | Children | children's homes | Children's Officers | children's services | Committees | Constables | court orders | departments | discharges | district nurses | doctors | foster homes | foster parents | grandparents | Guest Houses | Hospitals | Housing | lodgings | meetings | minutes | psychiatry | remand | reports | residential schools | staff | witnesses|
|Places||England, Elizabeth House, 23, Pier Road, St Helier, St Peter, St Saviour's Hospital, Stokelake House, Chudleigh|
|Dimensions||1 pdf file|
|Level of description||File|
|Access restrictions||PDF file - please click on the link to download|
ZC/D/AW1 Independent Jersey Care Inquiry - Phase 1a. Evidence of and relating to former residents of children's homes and foster care. Includes Witness Statements given to the Inquiry and the States of Jersey Police, and supporting evidence in the form of Witness Documents.
ZC/D/AW1/A Phase 1a - Witness Documents. Evidence relating to the experiences of former residents of children's homes and foster care. Includes extracts from Children's Services client files, witness statements given to the States of Jersey Police and documents relating to criminal proceedings and convictions of abusers.
ZC/D/AW1/A3 Witness Documents - Witness Documents Being Read Into The Record. Supporting evidence relating to the experiences of former residents of children's homes and foster placements designated as Witnesses Being Read Into The Record as part of Phase 1a.
ZC/D/AW1/A3/6 Evidence about former residents of Haut de la Garenne designated as Witnesses Being Read into the Record during Phase 1a, in the form of Witness Documents.
ZC/D/AW1/A3/6/1 Evidence about former residents of Haut de la Garenne admitted between 1959 and 1969 designated as Witnesses Being Read into the Record during Phase 1a, in the form of Witness Documents.