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Digital copy of Case Notes by Child Care Officers relating to Witness 319 and other children in residence at a Family Group Home. Taken from Children's Services files, including the 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.
March 1st 1975 - June 30th 1976
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 March 1975: Gives details of a visit to see Witness 319 and his sister at a Family Group Home.  April 1975: Details of a visit to Jersey by mother of Witness 319 and his sister to see her children, mentioning initial arrangements, cancellation and rearrangement of visit. Refers to illness of Witness 319's mother's father.  April 1975: Comments on conversation with Witness 319's mother at the [Children's] Office, mentioning discussion about her resuming care for Witness 319 and his sister.  May 1975: Discusses possibility of male resident of a Family Group Home moving to a Hostel and future plans with respect to schooling, mentioning Mr Gough. Also refers to a letter received by Witness 319 and his sister from their mother. Includes details of complaint made by [mother] regarding [foster mother at the Family Group Home] with respect to [foster mother's] instruction to children to address their mother by [her first name] in their reply. June 1975: Gives details of a visit to a Family Group Home following a discussion with Mr [Jim] Thomson regarding his conversation with [foster mother]. Refers to discussion with [foster mother] about school progress of one of the male residents of the Family Group Home, mentioning Mr Gough. Also comments on impact of visit by mother of Witness 319 and his sister on the children, commenting on correspondence between Witness 319 and his sister and their mother. 29 July 1975: Describes issues raised by [foster mother of Family Group Home] concerning behaviour of one the children since him leaving school. Also refers to irregular contact between Witness 319 and his sister and their mother, mentioning remarriage and pregnancy of mother. Mentions arrangements made by [foster mother] to transfer Witness 319 to St James' School and attendance of another boy at St Luke's School. 11 August 1975: Gives details of a visit to see Witness 319's sister at the Family Group Home, providing comments about her mood.  September 1975: Describes visit to Family Group Home to say goodbye to residents and staff. Comments on progress of Witness 319 since his transfer to St James' School and interactions with his mother. October 1975: Details of conversation with [foster mother] regarding residents of the Family Group Home. Talks about progress of a girl at St Helier Girls' School and details of contact with a former resident following his move to the Boys' Hostel.  November 1975: Refers to children in residence at the Family Group Home. Comments on one boy's coin collecting hobby, progress of Witness 319's sister and another girl at Le Rocquier School following their move from St Helier Girls' School, and report on a girl attending St Helier Girls' School. Comments on attitude of [foster mother] with respect to the Children's Office and general wellbeing of the children at the Family Group Home. [January] 1976: Includes reports about each child in residence at the Family Group. Refers to behaviour and progress of Witness 319 at school, including comments by [foster mother] regarding the rate of his social development. Mentions attendance of another boy at St Luke's [School] and remarks about Witness 319's sister's progress at Le Rocquier School, referring to reports of her stealing from [foster mother]. Comments on perceived close relationship and possible favouritism shown by [foster mother] towards one girl, mentioning her progress at St Helier Girls' School. Refers to possible tension and mood of another girl in residence. Includes general comment about perceived happiness of all of the children in residence during visit. 18 April 1976: Mentions [foster mother's] upcoming holiday. Includes updates on all children in residence at the Family Group Home, mentioning progress of one girl and her interest in first aid. Discusses misbehaviour and mood of another girl, citing the nature of the girl's background and upbringing, and suggestion of discussion with Mr [Jim] Thomson to resolve issues. Comments about one boy. Talks of progress of Witness 319's sister at Le Rocquier School, commenting on her misbehaviour at school and at home. Discusses Witness 319 with respect to his progress at school and behaviour. Refers to perceived insecurity of [foster mother] in her position in relation to the length of her service in the Family Group Home. June 1976: Gives details of visit to see [foster mother] primarily concerning the behaviour and school progress of one girl and desire for one boy to move to Le Rocquier School rather than St Helier Boys' School. Discusses progress of Witness 319's sister and possible bad influence of another girl in residence. Refers to girl perceived to be [foster mother's] favourite, mentioning progress at school and at the Family Group Home. Comments on ability of Witness 319 with respect to progress at St James' School. Discusses planned visit by mother of Witness 319 and his sister, including opinion of both Witness 319 and [foster mother] of Witness 319's mother.
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