Digital copy of a Case Note from the Children's Services client file of Witness 74 signed by Children's Officer [P L Thornton]. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 74's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 5 August 2014 [C/D/AW1/B3/13/WS000013].

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March 9th 1971 - March 9th 1971

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Gives details about circumstances surrounding Witness 74's admission to Haut de la Garenne. Refers to interactions between Witness 74 and [Child Care Officer] Mrs [M F] Smart, Mr [A B] Carter, [Headmaster at St Mark's School], and [Psychologist] Mr [J P] Hollywood. Cites a breakdown in the relationship between Witness 74 and adoptive parents, unhappiness at home and misbehaviour as factors leading to the Children's Officer suggesting Witness 74 be admitted to Haut de la Garenne. Includes description of Witness 74's affirmative response to this suggestion. Discusses value of having an assessment of Witness 74, referring to impact of birth of adoptive parents' biological child on the quality of care provided to Witness 74. Gives details of housing situation of adoptive parents.


Carter, A B
Hollywood, J P
Smart, Mary Frances
Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Children's Services
Education Committee
Haut de la Garenne
St Mark's School


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