Digital copy of Memorandum from [Haut de la Garenne] Superintendent [Jim] Thomson to Children's Officer [C A] Smith relating to Witness 120 and her sister. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 120. [Some details redacted]. For the transcripts of Witness 120's tape recorded interviews with Police dated 16 February 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/3/WS000186 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/3/WS000187.

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September 12th 1977 - September 12th 1977

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Details Witness 120's sister returning to [Haut de la Garenne] after consuming ten Barcardi and Cokes in a pub near the Weighbridge. Refers to Witness 120's sister's mental health, mentioning previous suicidal thoughts. Refers to effect of Witness 120's drinking on other children [at Haut de la Garenne]. Seeks a Case Conference on Witness 120's sister, should her drinking behaviour persist. Describes Witness 120's sister's illness the previous week, and visit by Dr Hugh. Mentions Witness 120's sister's suspected miscarriage, current contraception, and recommends for Witness 120's sister to visit the Family Planning Clinic [Jersey Family Welfare Centre]. Refers to Dr Hugh speaking to Witness 120's sister about her sexual behaviour. Mentions Witness 120's sister's regular purchase of prawns when she has been drinking.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Hugh, James, Dr
Smith, C A
Thomson, Jim
Jersey Family Welfare Centre


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