Digital copy of Social Enquiry Report from the Children's Office for the Jersey Juvenile Court relating to Witness 28. Signed by Child Care Officer Dorothy Inglis and Children's Officer C A Smith. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 28. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 28's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 15 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B3/5/WS000334].

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September 19th 1980 - September 19th 1980

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Describes personal details of Witness 28, including references to his parents, siblings, and education. Details background of Witness 28's family, including parental ability, and placement of children at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to parents' accommodation together on the island, and their current employment. Notes that contact between parents and children is minimal. Describes children's intelligence surpassing that of parents, and children's embaressment and resentement towards parents. Refers to Witness 28, his personality and education at Le Rocquier School. Comments on concern growing whilst Witness 28 was at Haut de la Garenne over his attitude and behaviour. Details Witness 28's employment upon leaving school, and his transfer to Basil Lodge Hostel, run by the Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship. Describes Witness 28's growing truculent and anti-social behavour once at Basil Lodge Hostel, loss of employment, and offences committed. Refers to Witness 28's placement on remand at Les Chênes Residential School, and his return to Haut de la Garenne. Describes Witness 28's behaviour as having detoriated since his return to Haut de la Garenne. Suggests that due to this detoriation in behaviour, Witness 28 is considered unemployable at the present time. Concludes that Witness 28 is ill prepared for the reality of society away from institutions, and is need of futher training in work and social skills. Adds that Borstal may be the only option for such training open to Witness 28, and asks for the Court's endorsement of this view.


Children's Department
Les Chênes Residential School
Haut de la Garenne
Inglis, Dorothy, née Simpson
Smith, C A
Le Rocquier School
Basil Lodge Hostel
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship
Royal Court
Inglis, Dorothy, née Simpson


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