Comments

Digital copy of Witness 320's witness statement to States of Jersey Police provided in the presence of [Detective Connstable] 8494 [Adrienne] Ruddlesden relating to his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily at a Family Group Home. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW1/B1/1/6/WS000172

Date

July 1st 2008 - July 1st 2008

Scope and Content

Background and Home Life Confirms name, date of birth, and address. Details siblings, and time in foster care during childhood. Institutions Mentions foster parents and foster parents’ children. Describes foster home [Family Group Home], mentioning hallways, sitting rooms, playrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, wash rooms, and sleeping arrangements in bedrooms. Recalls mealtimes, and recounts misbehaviour of all children. Asserts that he never witnessed any mistreatment of children whilst fostered at the Family Group Home. Comments on suggested disparity in treatment between foster parents’ children and foster children. Abuse and Consequences Informed by States of Jersey Police as to allegations of physical abuse using a yellow plastic cricket bat. Refutes allegations made by [sister] concerning physical abuse by foster parents. Refers to [sister]’s alcoholism, mentioning child placed into care. Remarks on difficulty believing someone abused as [sister] describes would voluntarily place their own child into care. Events since leaving Care Expresses gratefulness for upbringing provided by foster parents. Mentions business achievements, and achievements of siblings as reasons for why allegations of abuse in childhood are unfounded.

Names

Ruddlesden, Adrienne, Detective Constable
Children's Services
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police

Keywords

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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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