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Digital copy of Case Notes about Witness 319 by Child Care Officer [I C Hogan]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 319. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 319's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 28 April 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/1/5/WS000171.
February 20th 1975 - March 3rd 1975
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[20 February 1975]: Refers to discussion between Senior Child Care Officer Mrs [Brenda] Chappell and Mr [Charles] Smith [following concerns raised by teachers at St Luke's School] about bruising to [Witness 319's] eye. Gives details of a conversation with the foster father at a Family Group Home regarding allegations that his wife physically abused Witness 319, including an alternative explanation for Witness 319 acquiring the black eye. Also refers to possible transfer of one boy to a hostel. [Continuation of entry C/D/AW1/A3/1/6/WD004306]. 4 February 1975: Gives details of a conversation with Witness 319 and another resident at the Family Group Home regarding allegations that the foster mother physically abused Witness 319. Notes inconsistency in possible explanations from different individuals for the black eye on Witness 319. List possible explanations including physical abuse by foster mother, sleepwalking and incident involving tweezers. Comments on the foster mother's response to being informed of allegations of physical abuse by her against Witness 319 and her strong denial of such allegations. Notes obligation of [Children's Services] to investigate the matter in the interests of both Witness 319 and the foster mother. Also provides information about other children in residence at the Family Group Home. [Please see also C/D/AW1/A3/1/6/WD004304].
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