Digital copy of Witness 120’s interview with Civilian Officer Michael Pick and Community Police Officer Dawn Pearce providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to her time at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

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February 16th 2008 - February 16th 2008

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Background and Home Life Refers to mother’s alcoholism, and mother’s death when Witness 120 was 18. Mentions brother’s arrest for Grievous Bodily Harm. Institutions Describes surroundings of Haut de la Garenne, mentioning dolmens, boiler rooms, laundry and swimming pool. Refers to ‘A’ and ‘B’ Wings [Aviemore and Baintree Groups] at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls positive experiences with some members of staff, mentioning one couple’s pet dog, [Jim] Thomson, and Morag [Jordan, nee Kidd] in particular. Mentions La Preference Children’s Home. Details instance of a younger resident almost drowning in the swimming pool, and rescue by another individual. Refers to death of girl at Haut de la Garenne, and suspicious circumstances of death of a boy at Haut de la Garenne, commenting on lack of appropriate investigation by Police. Refers to experiences with psychiatrist Dr Fogerty [Fogarty], mentioning medication, and consultations with her gynaecologist. Mentions Secret Garden tea room in Gorey Village. Social Services Refers to Children’s Services employees, naming Charles Smith, Barbara Chapel [Brenda Chappell], Barbara Bygrave [Lois Bygrave], Hunt and [Jim] Thomson. Abuse and consequences Refers to physical abuse by staff, also mentioning a female member of staff. Recalls sexual abuse of another Haut de la Garenne resident, and running away with this girl following one instance. Details confiding in an older individual [possibly brother] about the abuse, and [brother’s] response. Events since leaving care Refers to psychiatric treatment of a former Haut de la Garenne resident at St Saviour’s Hospital.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
La Préférence Children's Home
Mont Orgueil
States of Jersey
St Saviour's Hospital
Chappell, Brenda
Bygrave, Lois
Fogarty, J P F, Dr
Jordan, Morag Louise, née Kidd
Pick, Michael, Civilian Investigator
Thomson, Jim
Smith, C A


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