Digital copy of a Letter from Consultant Psychiatrist Delfun Lewis to Children's Officer Mr Charles Smith concerning a psychiatric examination of Witness 171. Copy sent to the Headmaster [Superintendent], Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 171. For Witness 171's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police dated 13 March 2008 and 15 March 2009 respectively, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/15/WS000133 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/15/WS000134.

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August 20th 1974 - August 20th 1974

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Refers to an examination carried out by Lewis at the request of Dr James Hugh, noting discussion with [Senior Child Care Officer] Mr [Jim] Thomson concerning Witness 171's misbehaviour. Includes the report of Lewis's examination, including comments about Witness 171's behaviour, violent and destructive outbursts and aggression. Notes opinion of other children at Haut de la Garenne of Witness 171 and remarks about the impact of Witness 171's home background and upbringing on his behaviour. Includes opinion of Lewis that Witness 171 suffers from gross adolescent behaviour disorder and requires long term treatment in a specialist unit such as Bristol, Southampton or Cardiff, requesting permission of the [Education] Committee to ensure Witness 171's admission to such a unit.


Hugh, James, Dr
Lewis, Delfun, Dr
Smith, Charles
Thomson, Jim
Child Guidance Clinic
Children's Services
Education Committee
Jersey General Hospital
Haut de la Garenne


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