Digital copy of Witness 174's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For transcripts of Witness 174's tape recorded interviews with States of Jersey Police dated 25 January 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/16/WS000194 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/16/WS000195.

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September 18th 2012 - September 18th 2012

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Application Form Personal details: Includes Witness 174's place and year of birth. Contains details of Witness 174's representative Solicitor Laura Corrigan of Lavelle Coleman Solicitors. Details of care: Refers to placement at Haut de la Garenne between 1967 and 1970. Names other children in care with Witness 174. Abuse alleged to have taken place: Gives details of neglect involving being prevented from using the toilet and being prevented from eating meals, and physical abuse involving lighters and physical assault, and confinement in a detention room. Refers to witnesses to assault. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed on 18 September 2012 in the presence of Support Worker Clare Kinsella. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records dated 18 January 2008. Contains copies of the transcripts of Witness 174's tape recorded interviews with States of Jersey Police in the presence of Civilian Investigator Brian Carter dated 25 January 2008 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. Tape 1 of 2. Provides details of date and place of birth, occupation, and current employment. Details background to interview, mentioning discussion dated 23 January 2008. Institutions Refers to foster mother. Details residency at Haut de la Garenne between 1967 and 1970, arriving at the age of eleven or twelve, and leaving at the age of 15. Lists [Gordon] Wateridge as a member of [Haut de la Garenne]. Mentions brother absconding from Haut de la Garenne. Mentions that it was usual for people to visit Haut de la Garenne after they had left. Abuse and consequences Describes sexual abuse of female residents by [Gordon] Wateridge. Describes layout of room in which he witnessed [Gordon] Wateridge sexually abuse female residents, mentioning snooker table, bookcase and lounge. Tape 2 of 2. Provides details of date and place of birth, occupation, and current employment. Details background to interview, mentioning discussion dated 23 January 2008. Institutions Recalls holidays with a family. Details education at St Helier Boys School. Describes neglect and physical abuse by foster mother in St Clement prior to transfer to Haut de la Garenne at the age of ten or eleven. Describes Haut de la Garenne as nightmare, mentioning rules, regulations, unhappiness, and rough treatment by staff. Describes dormitory at Haut de la Garenne, overlooking the Bay of Grouville. Mentions beds, lockers, floor, and mats. Describes detention rooms in which residents including Witness 174 were placed [as a punishment]. Details positive experiences with other members of staff, recalling train sets, and being taken hunting for rabbits at night. Mentions negative experiences with [Ray] Williams, and a fight between two male members of staff. Describes member of staff who would not let [residents] use the toilets at night, and would take away their bus passes so that they had to walk to school. Describes response of staff when residents including Witness 174 would wet the bed due to not being allowed to use the toilets during the night. Describes response of staff when children did not finish their dinner, with meals being reserved until the children had finished them. Details staff duty roster, mentioning Wednesdays and Fridays. Names other male residents at Haut de la Garenne. Describes bullying of younger residents by older residents. Comments on his sexual relationship with a young lady, mentioning the beach near Gorey Castle. Abuse and consequences Mentions physical abuse by a male member of staff who used to throw a lighter at residents who did not seem to be concentrating. Details physical abuse of male residents by a male member of staff, mentioning punishments for answering questions about the news incorrectly. Comments on sexual abuse by a male member of staff, mentioning showers. Details incident where a man entered the dormitory at night through a window, leaving with a male resident. Comments on Witness 174 and another boy alerting [Ray] Williams to what had happened, and the recovery of the male resident from a shop at Colomberie called ‘As You Like It’. Describes nightmares about [a male member of staff] who had a wife and lived at Haut de la Garenne. Describes finding a female member of staff half naked in a tree with a male resident. Events since leaving care Mentions discussion with a former resident about Haut de la Garenne and Bergerac. Comments on associations with 3 or 4 former Haut de la Garenne residents and discussions about Haut de la Garenne with them. Refers to photographs shown to him by Brian Carter of individuals in which he did not recognise himself. Comments on lasting effects of his time at Haut de la Garenne, referring to difficulties in employment and alcoholism, and consultation with Dr Fogerty [Fogarty] and mother’s own alcoholism.


As You Like It (shop)
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Lavelle Coleman Solicitors
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
Mont Orgueil
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
St Helier Boys School
Corrigan, Laura
Carter, Brian
Fogarty, J P F, Dr
Kinsella, Clare
Williams, Ray
Wateridge, Gordon Claude


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