Digital copy of Witness 126's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 126's statement to States of Jersey Police dated 7 to 8 May 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/7/WS000132.

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Application Form Provides personal details of Witness 126 and his representative, Alan Collins of Pannone Solicitors. Details of care: Mentions placement at Haut de la Garenne between 1958 and 1965. Refers to Children's [Services] client file for names of other children in care who were his friends or associates when in care. Abuse alleged to have taken place: Refers to emotional, physical and sexual abuse by three individuals, as described in letter dated 3 January 2012 and statement to States of Jersey Police dated 8 May 2008, mentioning witnesses for abuse involving one of the individuals. Complaints of abuse: refers to complaint made to [Haut de la Garenne] [Superintendent] [George] Mallinson. Criminal proceedings: Refers to statement provided to the Police in May 2008. Previous civil proceedings: refers to letter of claim to Mourant Ozannes dated 2 January 2012. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed 2 May 2008 in the presence of Solicitor Alan Collins. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 126 on 2 May 2012. Contains letter from Verisona Law to Advocate B Lacey of Mourant Ozannes relating to their instruction by Witness 126 to claim compensation from the States of Jersey in respect of the physical, emotional and sexual abuse that he suffered whilst in its care between circa 1958 and 1965. Contains copy of Witness 126’s statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of Detective Constable David Robinson and Detective Constable [Corinne] Cameron providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. Dated 7 to 8 May 2008. Background and Home Life Details circumstances surrounding admission to Haut de la Garenne in 1957, mentioning theft from mother. Mentions [sibling’s] admission to Haut de la Garenne due to illness of mother, and readmission due to own behaviour. Institutions Describes personality before arriving at Haut de la Garenne, in contrast to behaviour learnt whilst resident there. Lists Superintendent Mr [George] Maggs, and [Deputy Superintendent] Mr [George] Mallinson as amongst the staff at Haut de la Garenne in 1957. Mentions other staff who joined Haut de la Garenne including Superintendent [Colin] Tilbrook. Describes placement in and location of Junior Group, mentioning Junior Dormitory. Recalls use of corporal punishment at schools as well as Haut de la Garenne. Mentions use of detention rooms for other residents. Describes move to Senior Group, and a member of staff who used to punish the Group for talking at night by making them get out of bed, tipping the contents of their beds on the ground, and making the boys remake their beds. Describes member of staff’s reaction to children swearing. Lists other Haut de la Garenne residents in his dormitory. Abuse and consequences Recalls sexual abuse by a man in the Junior Dormitory. Reported abuse to [George] Mallinson, only to receive physical abuse from [George Mallinson]; recalls that the sexual abuse stopped soon after reporting abuse to [George] Mallinson. Details sexual abuse by another individual, who although not a member of Haut de la Garenne staff, visited Haut de la Garenne regularly, first with his wife, and then alone. Describes silver, automatic, right hand drive vehicle driven by the man. Mentions boat also kept by the man at Gorey Harbour. Mentions not knowing if other boys were also sexually assaulted by the man, due to residents keeping things to themselves. Details verbal and physical abuse by a member of Haut de la Garenne staff. Mentions treatment by this member of staff would worsen if he had been arguing with his wife. Recalls complaining to [Colin] Tilbrook about the member of staff’s physical and verbal abuse. Mentions physical abuse by the member of staff in the Haut de la Garenne showers. Recalls discussions by residents of harm they would wish to cause this member of staff. Events since leaving care Details leaving Haut de la Garenne at age of 15 and a half to join the Army, and discharge [from Army] dated 1967 at age of 17. Mentions returning to Jersey and finding employment [cleaning windows]. Comments on cleaning windows at the house of the man who had visited Haut de la Garenne and abused him, and the man’s offer to [help Witness 126’s career]. Explains circumstances surrounding enlisting with the Army and subsequent discharge, before joining up again in 1971 for a further nine years. Recalls hearing of a friend [and Haut de la Garenne resident’s] suicide from his mother. Recalls speaking to [his brother], and believes [his brother] was abused by the man with the silver vehicle and boat at Gorey Harbour. Mentions contacting Jersey Archive to receive his [Children’s Services client] file. Refers to attempt to avoid media interest relating to the Haut de la Garenne investigation [Operation Rectangle]. Comments on knowledge of cellars at Haut de la Garenne, as mentioned by Detective Constable David Robinson. Affirms certainty of identity of his abusers, and his willingness to support a police prosecution against them, mentioning appearing in court. Details how childhood experiences at Haut de la Garenne have affected his relationship with his own children and family and friends.


The British Army
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Jersey Archive
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
Operation Rectangle
Pannone Solicitors
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Verisona Law
Collins, Alan
Cameron, Corinne, Detective Constable
Lacey, Beverley, Advocate
Mallinson, George
Maggs, George
Robinson, David, Detective Constable
Tilbrook, Colin


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