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Digital copy of Forms relating to Reviews carried out by Social Services in respect of Witness 319. 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.
May 19th 1979 - September 6th 1979
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1. Social Services: Children in Care, Initial Review Form relating to a Review dated 19 May 1978. Basic information: Gives details about Witness 319 and his sister, including name, date of birth, sex, place of birth, placement, section of Act, date received into care and date of placement. Also provides information about Witness 319's religion, baptism, mentioning St Luke's Church, and injuries, serious illness or physical handicaps suffered whilst under the care of the States of Jersey. Gives details about [biological] parents and other significant adults, naming the States of Jersey and Mrs [S] Ridley, Social Worker. People invited to Review: Refers to Senior Social Worker Mr [Barry] Gault and Social Worker R Hawes. Explains reason as to why Witness 319 and his parents were not invited to Review. Information from Child History before coming in Care: Notes placement with mother after birth, short-term placement in a children's home after mother's divorce and move to a Family Group Home on a long-term placement. Remarks that no social history had been received from the States of Jersey and comments on Witness 319's reaction to move, mentioning treatment from Child Guidance [Clinic] following reports of theft, problems at school and arson. Refers to attendance at St Saviour Primary School [St Saviour's School], St Helier Secondary [St Helier Boys' School] and William Penn Comprehensive School. Comments on relationships between Witness 319 and his mother, father and stepfather. Signficant developments since coming in Care to the present: Cites separation of parents and mother's inability to cope with responsibilities of caring for children as reason for being received into care. Comments on relationship with adults and with friends and peers. Provides assessment regarding Witness 319's behaviour, health, hobbies and contact with family, mentioning trial placement with mother under supervision of [Lambeth Social Services] on behalf of the States of Jersey. Outline of child's needs: Suggests Witness 319 remain with mother and obtain employment, mentioning referral to Child Guidance [Clinic]. Ideal plans for child: Witness 319 meet demands and feelings of mother through relationship with Child Guidance [Clinic]. Realistic long term plans: Comments on placement at home with his parents, involvement of Child Guidance [Clinic] due to reports of Witness 319 stealing and causing fires, and Witness 319 and his parents' attitude to plan outlined. Immediate future: Outlines action to be taken in the sixth months following the review in order achieve long term plans for Witness 319, mentioning support and possible intermediate review. Next Review: Sets date and location of next review for November 1978, mentioning invitation for Witness 319 and the Child Guidance Clinic. Monitoring: Signed by Barry Gault, Chairman on 2 July 1979; and Area Co-ordinator [Y] Hedley and Area Administrative Officer [J] Walker on 28 August 1979. 2. Social Services: Children in Care, Subsequent Review Form relating to a Review dated 13 August 1979. Factual information: Lists Senior Social Worker Miss [Ruth M] Newton, Social Worker Mr [R] Hawes, Witness 319's stepfather, Witness 319's mother, Witness 319 and Witness 319's sister as present at the Review. From the previous Review to the present: Gives details about Witness 319 having his tonsils removed at K C H [King's College Hospital], upcoming change of schools and family developments. Refers to Witness 319's part-time employment with a paper round. The needs of the child: Suggests need to Witness 319 to be placed in a smaller school followed by withdrawal of Child Guidance [Clinic]. Our plans for this child: Refers to parents' response to plans regarding Witness 319 changing school. Immediate future: Outlines action to be taken in the sixth months following the review in order achieve long term plans for Witness 319, mentioning change of school by Child Guidance [Clinic] and monitoring by social worker. Next Review: Sets date and location of next review for February 1980 to be chaired by Miss [Ruth M] Newton. Monitoring: Signed by Ruth M Newton, Chairman on 13 August 1979; and Area Co-ordinator [Y] Hedley and Area Administrative Officer [J] Walker on 28 August 1979.
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