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Digital copy of Exhibit 7: Records of the sister of Witness 45. Undated, c. 2012. [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].
2012 - 2012
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Relates to written testimony of Witness 45's sister, Witness 45's sister's Children's Services records, letter from Mourant Ozannes to Dr Anagnostakis regarding the [Historic Abuse] Redress Scheme, report by Dr Anagnostakis, and letters by Dr Shelly Le Main. Refers to abandonments by parents, and transfer to Haut de la Garenne until transfer to care of foster parents at a Family Group Home. Refers to manner of foster mother, mentioning emotional and physical abuse. Recalls differing treatment for foster parents' biological children compared to their foster children, mentioning living conditions and clothing standards. Names Children's Officer [C A Smith], and describes instance where the foster mother encouraged the foster father to phyiscally abuse the foster children. Considers missed opportunity for review of foster mother's capability to care for foster children following her illness. Refers to education, and returning home from school one day to two new temporary foster parents, before transfer to another children's home. Recalls leaving care at age of eighteen or nineteen years old, living with brother for a year. Criticises level of support from Children's Services regarding employment opportunities. Describes keeping in touch with first foster parents, with contact diminishing after birth of daughter, and foster mother asking for Witness 45's sister's forgiveness on Witness 45's sister's wedding day. Refers to head injury affecting working life, and experiencing bullying in the work place until her colleagues received education as to Witness 45's sister's [health issues]. Refers to help of friend as instrumental in her ability to learn to accept love from others following her childhood experiences. Explains reason for not making a statement to States of Jersey Police regarding abuse, citing consequences for family dynamics. Refers to Bailiff [Philip Bailhache]'s politicisation of Liberation Day with speech in May 2008 regarding the consequences of allegations of child abuse for Jersey's international reputation. Refers to previous employment of an Honorary Policeman [presumed to be Roger Holland] later convicted of sexual offences. Refers to report by Leonard Harper [see C/D/AW1/1/2/WD005701] regarding release of first foster parents from Police Custody without further charge. Refers to brother's transfer to [Basil Lodge] Hostel, and transfer of Witness 45, herself, and other brother to La Préférence Children's Home. Recalls distress at sudden transfer, and lack of counselling provided by Children's Services or Child Care Officers. Refers to layout of La Préférence, mentioning house parents' flat, and playroom. Details night sister left La Préférence, bother's care, and sexual abuse by father of a friend of brother, and [Roger Horobin]. Recalls interview by States of Jersey Police [regarding abuse by Roger Horobin], and absence of doctor or councillor at interview. Recounts brother being fostered out from La Préférence, increasing loneliness, and continued sexual abuse by a man resident at La Préférence. Recalls despiar, feeling unwell at school, and emotional abuse by house parent.
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