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Digital copy of Application Form and Supporting Documentation of Witness 45 relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 45's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 27 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B1/1/1/WS000487].
January 1st 1997 - April 10th 2012
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Provides details of claimant and claimant's solicitor Alan Collins. Relates to Witnes 45's time under the care of the States of Jersey, mentioning Haut de la Garenne, a Family Group Home, and La Preference Children's Home. Refers to statement to States of Jersey Police dated 31 March 2008, regarding details of physical and sexual abuse and details regarding siblings and other children in care with Witness 45. Details phyiscal and sexual abuse alleged to have taken place between 1965 and 1980, mentioning letter of claim dated 28 June 2011 and statement to States of Jersey Police dated 31 March 2008 in which perpetrators are named. Details [Roger] Horobin's conviction and imprisonment dated 1979 following a guilty plea. Refers to previous involvement in civil proceedings, mentioning letter of claim to Mourant Ozannes dated 28 June 2011. Contains letter dated 28 June 2011 from Verisona [Law] to Advocate Lacey of Mourant Ozannes relating to Witness 45's instruction to claim compensation from States of Jersey in respect of emotional, physical and sexual abuse suffered whilst under the care of the States of Jersey between 1965 and 1980. Contains letter dated 1 May 2012 from Pannone Solicitors to Mourant Ozannes relating to Witness 45's application to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Provides indictment of Roger Horobin in the Royal Court dated 1979. Contains copy of Witness 45’s witness statement to States of Jersey Police providing an account of their experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to their time at a Family Group Home. Refers to interview dated 31 March 2008 at States of Jersey Police Station, Rouge Bouillon, in the presence of Detective Constable [Shane] Evans, the contents of which are described below. Born in Jersey in 1962. Refers to consequences of mother and father’s separation for Witness 45 and her siblings, mentioning admission to Haut de la Garenne and transfer to care of grandparents. Describes life at Haut de la Garenne from age of three, arriving in 1965 and leaving in July 1967. Details provision of lockers and beds in the dormitories, and playing outside on the Dolmen. Names Haut de la Garenne member of staff [Colin] Tilbrook. Recalls visits to Haut de la Garenne by potential foster parents, including her future foster mother and father, moving into a Family Group Home with them and her siblings in July 1967. Describes the foster mother as a strict Catholic, in contrast to Witness 45’s attendance at a Church of England Sunday school. Details transfer to La Preference Children’s Home, where punishments and beatings did not occur. Recalls visits to Haut de la Garenne by [C A] Smith and [Patricia] Thornton of Children’s Services. Recalls Haut de la Garenne’s unpleasant atmosphere, and instances of emotional abuse and physical abuse metered as corporal punishment. Describes emotional and physical abuse by foster parents, naming foster mother repeatedly, and foster father on one occasion. Describes neglect, mentioning being forced to eat out of date and rancid food. Refers to discovery of marks by staff at St Helier Girls School, and discussion with headmistress Mrs Harris. Recalls that two of her friends also knew of the abuse due to one having witnessed the foster mother physically abusing Witness 45 on one occasion. Details attempted suicide at school following years of physical abuse. Describes sexual abuse by two man unconnected to the Family Group Home, naming Roger Horrobin who was later prosecuted. Refers to repeated suicide attempts throughout adulthood, and difficulties with social life as a result of abuse. Recounts emotional consequences of abuse and childhood experiences in care. [For copy of Witness 45's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 31 March 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/1/1/WS000168].
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