Digital copy of Report for the Juvenile Court on 24 May 1977 by Child Care Officer D J Castledine in respect of Witness 43. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 43. [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.

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May 24th 1977 - May 24th 1977

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Gives details about Witness 43 including name, date of birth, religion and details about parents and siblings. Notes residence at Haut de la Garenne and attendance at St Martin's Primary School. Refers to mother's marital history, mentioning problems relating to relationships, housing, finance and alcoholism. Notes admission of [Witness 43's older siblings] to Westaway Crèche, arrest of mother, and transfer of [Witness 43's siblings] to Haut de la Garenne shortly before birth of Witness 43. Mentions Witness 43's placement in care since infancy, Care and Protection Order made [in respect of Witness 43 and his siblings], and [mother's] imprisonment and hospitalisation. Gives details of transfer of Witness 43 and his siblings to Norcott Villa Family Group Home in 1969, return to Haut de la Garenne and rejection of Witness 43 by his mother. Comments on Witness 43's personality, ability to form relationships and progress at school. Gives details of incidents of vehicle tampering and theft of a transit van by Witness 43 and another resident of Haut de la Garenne, and response of staff at Haut de la Garenne to administer corporal punishment to Witness 43. Requests the [Juvenile] Court consider a one month adjounrment.


Castledine, D J
Children's Office
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
HM Prison, La Moye
Juvenile Court
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Royal Court
St Martin's School
Westaway Crèche


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