Comments

Digital copy of a letter from the Children's Officer [P L Thornton] to Mr Sherry. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 38. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 38's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 16 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B1/7/WS000517 and C/D/AW1/B3/7/WS000383].

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A1/4/WD003139

Date

December 15th 1970 - December 15th 1970

Scope and Content

Gives details about pregnancy of Witness 38's mother, expressing opinion of mother, doctor and Children's Department with respect to the termination of the pregnancy. Refers to Witness 38's placement for adoption and move to Haut de la Garenne. Describes consultation with medical professionals, including potential referral to a gynaecologist, mentioning Dr Reid of Cleveland Road [Surgery]. Also includes references to the Jersey law on abortion mentioning Mr Birt. Emphasises urgency of the matter in order to ensure welfare of Witness 38, his mother and her unborn child.

Names

Birt, Mr
Reid, Dr
Sherry, Mr
Thornton, P L
Children's Department
Haut de la Garenne
Children's Services
Samaritans

Keywords

Cleveland Road | abortions | adoption | childcare | Children | children's homes | Children's Officers | children's services | Correspondence | employment | families | gynaecology | Letters | mothers | Pregnancy | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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