Comments

Digital copy of Witness 321's witness statement to States of Jersey Police provided in the presence of [Detective Constable] 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/B1/1/7/WS000174

Date

July 1st 2008 - July 1st 2008

Scope and Content

Background and Home Life Provides name, date of birth, and address. Supplies names of siblings, [other foster children at Family Group Home], foster parents, and foster parents’ children. Institutions Recalls transfer to [Family Group Home] at age of 4 or 5, describing a Victorian property. Mentions sitting rooms, playrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, wash rooms, staircases, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Recalls sharing a bedroom with other boys. Describes happy atmosphere of [Family Group Home]. Refers to instances of naughty childish behaviour, and response of foster parents, mentioning being told off and on rare occasions smacked with a hand. Abuse and Consequences Refutes allegations of abuse made by another witness. Events since leaving Care Describes other witness’s alcoholism, and intervention and aid provided by Witness 321 and his wife. Refutes suggestion foster parents could have abused children in their care, and suggestion there was a disparity in how the foster parents’ biological and foster children were treated. Refers to previous statement to States of Jersey Police dated 26 April 2008 [C/D/AW1/B1/1/7/WS000173], during which Witness 321 did not take the allegations of abuse against the foster parents seriously. Confirms willingness to provide evidence defending the foster parents should the case reach a Court setting.

Names

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

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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