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Digital copy of Exhibit 5: Report on Family Group Homes by the Education Committee. [Some details redacted].

Used as evidence in relation to Witness 281's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 16 February 2016 [ZC/D/AW2/B1/8/WS000713].

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Reference ZC/D/AW2/A1/7/WD009278/5
Date 9 July 1976
Scope and Content Refers to discussions between individuals including the Children's Officer and the Senior Child Care Officer regarding the adminstration of Family Group Homes. Outlines recommendations to improve the present practice, noting that they are acceptable to the Children's Officer. Outlines Terms of Reference regarding a review of the Family Group Home system, mentioning children in care, staff, and costs. Refers to meetings held since November 1974 attended by foster parents. Refers to the appointment of the first Children's Officer in 1959, and subsequent establishment of Family Group Homes at 46 Nicholson Park (August 1960), 108 Clos des Sables (1964) under L Hughes, 9 Blanche Pierre (1964), a Family Group Home run by Witness 281 and his wife (1964), Norcott Villa (1969) and a Family Group Home (1972). Provides comparative costs for children resident at Haut de la Garenne, Family Group Homes and in foster care. Refers to age ranges of children cared for at each Family Group Home during the period of the survey, including by Hughes. Describes system of reports regarding Family Group Homes by houseparents to Children's Sub-Committee, and refers to the appointment of a Senior Child Care Officer with responsibility for the Family Group Homes. Suggests improvements for dialogue between Family Group Home staff, Children's Services staff, Education Department, and Haut de la Garenne concerning children in care. Details financial implications of Family Group Homes, providing a breakdown of payments made direct from the [Children's] Department covering: the salaries and wages of staff; rents and rates; utilities; medical attention; mileage allowance claims; food and clothing for children in care; and household contingencies. Also refers to revenue to the Department and payments by the Houseparents. Contains an estimate of allowances to be paid for 1976 including central costs, allowance to Houseparents and revenue. Suggest recommendations for administration of Family Group Homes going forward, referring to: the renaming of the each Family Group Home, responsibilities of the Housemothers, arrangements in case of illness of the Housemother, regular reviews of children, filling of vacancies, right to review commitment, leaving age for children, arrangements in case of family breakdown, and conditions of service of staff.
Names Hughes, Les
Children's Services
Children's Sub-Committee
Education Committee
Education Department
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Haut de la Garenne
National Joint Council
Nicholson Park Family Group Home
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Keywords budgets | Committees | Children | children's homes | Children's Officers | Child Care Officers | childcare | children's services | Clothing | evidence | exhibits | Family Group Homes | Funding | fostering | Food | foster homes | foster parents | houseparents | Houses | investigations | inquiries | IJCI | meetings | Medicine | recommendations | reports | Senior Child Care Officers | staff | salaries | utilities | wages
Places 9, Blanche Pierre Close, 108, Clos des Sables, Haut de la Garenne, 46, Nicholson Park, Norcott Villa, Norcott Road
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Language English
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Digital copy of Exhibit 5: Report on Family Group Homes by the Education Committee. [Some details redacted].

Used as evidence in relation to Witness 281's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 16 February 2016 [ZC/D/AW2/B1/8/WS000713].

ZC/D/AW2/A1/7/WD009278/5

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