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Digital copy of an Officer's Report from DC [Detective Constable] Adrienne Claire Ruddlesden, Historic Abuse Team to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer], Operation Rectangle detailing a conversation with a former member of staff at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

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Reference ZC/D/AW2/A5/7/4/WD006798
Date 13 June 2008
Scope and Content Provides details of a conversation with an individual on 2 June 2008 about her experiences during the time that she was employed at Haut de la Garenne between 1966 and 1968. Refers to her moving to Jersey in 1966 and applying for a job at Haut de la Garenne, detailing her responsibility for primary school age children. Includes her recollection of the group system in operation and of staff, recalling the name Colin Tilbrook, and reference to her living on site. Refers to her becoming engaged to another member of staff whilst at the Home, detailing discussion about how she met him and comments about their relationship. Includes discussion about her husband's arrest in February 2004 for indecent assault, noting his guilty plea to the offences with which he was charged and his death in hospital in 2006 whilst in prison on remand. States that he was also arrested for previous offences. Includes her recollection of meal time and sleeping arrangements of boys and girls, recalling that the older girls' dormitory was alarmed and recollections of an incidents where some girls escaped out of their dormitory window. Also includes her recollections of residents and comments about the regime at Haut de la Garenne. Includes her recollection of children being bought Christmas presents and going on camping trips and an incident of a child being physically abused by their mother. Recalls the Westaway Crèche at Haut de la Garenne. Includes remarks about the media coverage about the investigation at Haut de la Garenne and her recollection of the layout of the building at Haut de la Garenne. Details opinion of police regarding how the former staff member appeared when discussing Haut de la Garenne and matters concerning her husband's arrest in 2004. Provides details of an allegation made by a former resident at Haut de la Garenne regarding the former member of staff's involvement in an incident of sexual abuse by her husband. States that a report shows that she was never spoken to regarding her involvement in this offence and discusses possible course of action going forward. Details opinion that she would not make a credible witness in any proceedings brought in relation to this allegation.
Names Adams, Rita, Civilian Investigator
Carter, Brian, Detective Constable
Le Cocq, Timothy
MacRae, Robert, Advocate
Ruddlesden, Adrienne, Detective Constable
Tilbrook, Colin
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Team
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Westaway Crèche
Keywords child abuse | childcare | Children | children's homes | Civilian Investigators | evidence | IJCI | indecent assault | investigations | Officer's Reports | Police | reports | sexual abuse | staff | witnesses
Places Haut de la Garenne
Dimensions 1 pdf file
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions PDF file - please click on the link to download
Closed until 2100

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Digital copy of an Officer's Report from DC [Detective Constable] Adrienne Claire Ruddlesden, Historic Abuse Team to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer], Operation Rectangle detailing a conversation with a former member of staff at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

ZC/D/AW2/A5/7/4/WD006798

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