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Digital copy of Case Notes by Child Care Officer [Lois] Bygrave. 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.
June 22nd 1968 - August 19th 1968
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Details marital history of [Witness 120 and her sibling's parents]. Refers to sister's placement at Westaway Crèche at age of three months due to [parents'] imprisonment following drunken brawl. Refers to sister returning to [parents'] care, before returning to Westaway Crèche when the [father] attacked the [mother]. Details [father's] imprisonment at Winchester Prison for theft and violence, and Witness 120's birth and placement at Westaway Crèche. Refers to [mother's] imprisonment following a breach of the peace whilst drinking, and subsequent improvement in her home circumstances and behaviour, mentioning visits to Witness 120 and her sister at Westaway Crèche. Details Case Conference dated 31 March 1965 in which it was recommended that Witness 120 and her sister be allowed to stay with [their mother] during weekends and holidays. Mentions birth of third sibling in 1965. Refers to Witness 120 and her sister's attendance at St Mark's School. Refers to [father's] wage of £13 a week. 22.06.68: Refers to report from Centenier H C Garden regarding [Witness 120's mother's] drinking, and visit to [Witness 120's family] at their flat. 24.06.68: Comments on visit to [Witness 120's family], and discovery that [Witness 120's mother's partner] had left the children unattended in the flat, and that [Witness 120's mother] had been drinking again. 18.08.68: Refers to visit to [Witness 120's family] following contact from Woman Police Constable Lorraine and Centenier H C Garden. Comments on disappearance of [Witness 120's mother], and need for Witness 120 and her siblings to be taken into the care and protection of the Education Committee at Haut de la Garenne. 19.08.68: Details [Witness 120's mother] asking why her children had been transferred to Haut de la Garenne, mentioning their Roman Catholic denomination and suggesting Sacré Coeur Orphanage as a more appropriate institution for them than Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 120's Christening at St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church, Father John Paul, and circumstances surrounding [Witness 120's mother's] disappearance. Refers to cleanliness of flat, pension of [Witness 120's mother's partner] totalling £3 a week, and rental cost of flat totalling £3. 0. 3. Refers to Mrs Venn, of Housing, and involvement of Constable in the case. Comments on aid provided to the family by the St Vincent de Paul Society.
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