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Digital copy of Witness 43's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For the transcript of Witness 43's tape recorded interview with the States of Jersey Police dated 18 July 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/1/WS000124.
July 5th 2012 - July 5th 2012
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Application Form Personal details: Includes name, address and place and date of birth. Details of care: Mentions placements at Westaway Crèche, Haut de la Garenne, Norcott Villa [Family Group], and foster homes. Includes family background referencing mother's inability to cope, lack of involvement of father and court order placing Witness 43 in care. Also includes names of other children in care who were their friends or associates. Abuse alleged to have taken place: See Appendix 2. Refers to constant abuse whilst in residence at Haut de la Garenne and names a member staff who knew of sexual abuse against Witness 43. Complaints of abuse: Recalls reporting physical abuse to a family and sexual abuse to Mr Thompson [Jim Thomson, Superintendent at Haut de la Garenne], and subsequent inaction. Criminal proceedings: Refers to statement provided to the Police in June 2008 and Morag Jordan's conviction for child abuse. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed in the presence of a solicitor on 5 July 2012. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 43 on 5 July 2012. Names Dr W D Taylor, Dr J M Joshua, Dr [J E] Hugh, Dr R W Piggott (plastic surgeon), Dr Claire Henderson and Dr Holly Rude. Appendix 1: Section 3(a) - [Dates when in the full-time residential care of the States of Jersey]. See Appendix 1. Gives dates of placements in children's homes, family group homes and foster care, court orders and discharge from care. Mentions Westaway Crèche, Haut de la Garenne, Norcott Villa and placement in Trinity. Appendix 2: Section 4(a) - Detail of the Abuse. Norcott Villa: Details of physical abuse by house mother and her leaving the home, discussing possibility that she was fired. Mentions long-term physical symptoms of abuse such as scarring. Also details of physical and emotional abuse by house parents who joined Norcott Villa after house mother's departure. Haut de la Garenne: Details of frequent physical abuse by staff whilst in residence. Details of neglect, mentioning solitary confinement in detention. Includes description of detention rooms. Descriptions of physical abuse by another boy in residence who also attended St Martin's School with Witness 43. Also describes physical abuse by Morag Jordan and inaction when Witness 43 reported the abuse. Physical abuse by male member of staff at Le Rocquier School and inaction when Witness 43 reported abuse to Mr Thompson [Jim Thomson, Superintendent at Haut de la Garenne]. Comments on suicide of a child in a fire. Recollections of frequent emotional abuse whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Physical and sexual abuse by a male member of staff. Refers to sexual abuse Witness 43 suffered or witnessed whilst at the home, including descriptions of sexual abuse by other boys in residence. Mentions having reported sexual abuse to Mr [Thomson] and subsequent inaction. Refers to consequences of abuse, including sleeping problems. Foster Families: Details of sexual abuse by male member of foster family and response of a woman upon reporting abuse to her. Recollections of sexual abuse by a man during a foster placement that took place over three weekends. Impact of abuse: Mentions recurring nightmares, doubts regarding sexuality, criminal conviction and imprisonment at Le Moyne [HM Prison La Moye] for [indecent assault] of a young girl whilst in [foster care]. Refers to substance abuse mentioning problems with alcohol and smoking. Includes details of impact with respect to forming and maintaining relationships, including with his own children and partners. Mentions separation from brothers and sister whilst in care and subsequent lack of relationship with siblings. Also describes Witness 43's mental health problems, mentioning depression and suicide attempts as a result of abuse suffered whilst in care. Appendix 3: Section 4(c) - [Perpetrators of abuse]. Mentions Morag Jordan, three unnamed boys whilst in residence at Haut de la Garenne and staff members at Haut de la Garenne.
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