Digital copy of Memorandum from Senior Child Care Officer Jim Thomson to Haut de la Garenne Superintendent Colin Tilbrook relating to a report concerning Witness 48 and two other children [presumed to be his siblings]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 48. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 48's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 27 December 2015 [C/D/AW1/B1/8/WS000406].

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October 24th 1974 - October 24th 1972

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Relates to report dated 11 October 1972 by Jim Thomson regarding the possibility of taking Witness 48 and his siblings into the care of Children's Services, and their probable residency at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 48 and another sibling's exclusion from school, and other sibling's need for treatment due to an eye condition. Explains that one of Witness 48's siblings is due to appear before the Juvenile Court on 1 November 1972 charged with stealing boots, and that this sibling will likely be remanded to Haut de la Garenne. Advises Haut de la Garenne staff of the difficult nature of a man [presumed to be Witness 48's father], and his tendancy to threaten legal action.


Children's Services
Thomson, Jim
Haut de la Garenne
Tilbrook, Colin
Juvenile Court


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