Digital copy of Documents relating to a case conference held at Haut de la Garenne on 24 November 1964 in respect of Witness 123. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 123. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 123's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 20 February 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/5/WS000129 and C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/7/WD002008.

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November 1st 1964 - November 30th 1964

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1. Case Conference [Home Circumstances] Report Gives details about Witness 123 including year of birth and religion. Includes recommendations of previous case conference, noting Witness 123's admission to [Westaway] Crèche per the Poor Law Commission, citing parents' separation. Comments on Witness 123's behaviour and character, mentioning shyness. Also includes a brief history of home circumstances since last conference, including observations. Comments on interest shown by individuals with respect to possibly fostering Witness 123 and her sibling, mentioning a former nursery nurse at [Westaway] Crèche and a married couple. Refers to efforts to trace [Witness 123's] legal father. 2. Observation Conference Report Includes recommendations of the case conference, including using a foster home as a base and mentioning a married couple. Sets date of review. 3. Case Conference [Reception Centre] Report Reports on Witness 123's behaviour and development since move to a new group, commenting on the results of an intelligence test and mental health. Refers to Witness 123's progress at St Helier Girls' School, membership of the Girl Guides and hobbies including embroidery. Remarks on general improvement with regard to Witness 123. 4. Observation Conference Report Includes recommendation of the case conference. Notes decision to check [Witness 123's] mother's maiden name to see if she is related to the mother of another family known to the [Children's] Department. Recommends a suitable Roman Catholic foster home be found for Witness 123, mentioning consultation with new parish priest. Sets date of case reviewal. Signed by [Children's Officer] [P L Thornton].


Thornton, P L
Child Guidance Clinic
Children's Department
Children's Services
Education Committee
Haut de la Garenne
Girl Guides
Poor Law Commission
Royal Court
Westaway Crèche


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