Digital copy of Report for the Royal Court relating to Witness 171. [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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1975 - 1975

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Lists HM Prison La Moye as Witness 171's present address and Haut de la Garenne as his previous address. Notes that Witness 171 is awaiting placement in a Community Home. Provides a detailed history of Witness 171's time under the care of the States of Jersey. Gives details about Witness 171's family background, including comments about his parents' marriage, domestic abuse of mother by father, condition of the marital home, and his mother's alcoholism and multiple admissions to Elizabeth House. Describes circumstances of Witness 171 and his siblings being received into care and admission to Westaway Crèche in June 1965, and transfer to Haut de la Garenne in November 1965. Notes irregular contact by Witness 171's parents and deterioration of their marriage. Refers to a Care and Protection Order made at the Royal Court being taken in respect of Witness 171 and his siblings in 1968, and subsequent deterioriation of Witness 171's behaviour as reflected in school reports and reports by Haut de la Garenne. Refers to placement at Norcott Villa Family Group Home in July 1969 and details of a car accident involving Witness 171 in July 1969. Includes updates in respect of improvements in Witness 171's behaviour during 1970 and early 1971. Gives details about total breakdown in contact by Witness 171's father and irregular contact by mother on behaviour of Witness 171. Comments on deterioration of Witness 171's behaviour at school and appearance at a parish hall enquiry. Notes transfer of Witness 171 and his brother to Haut de la Garenne in April 1973 due to situation at Norcott Villa. Refers to a number of staff changes at Haut de la Garenne following Witness 171's return. Refers to mother's admission to a hostel for alcoholics in England in October 1973 and subsequent admission to St Saviour's Hospital upon return to Jersey in January 1974. Mentions Witness 171's appearance in Juvenile Court in 1974 charged with theft. Notes a period of relative stability in respect of Witness 171's behaviour from March 1974, followed by a series of incident of violence, disruption, theft and abscondences. Refers to Witness 171 being referred to Psychiatrist Dr [Delfun] Lewis and his opinion that Witness 171 needed specialist psychiatric treatment in a Psychiatric Unit. Gives details of Witness 171 being boarded-out with a foster mother, and return to Haut de la Garenne following misbehaviour and numerous thefts. Notes Witness 171's appearance before the Royal Court charged with complicity with others relating to the theft of a car, and decision to confirm an Order to transfer Witness 171 to a Community Home in England. Notes abscondences and long periods of solitary confinement in the detention room at Haut de la Garenne before Witness 171's transfer to an Assessment Centre in January 1975. Refers to an assessment of Witness 171 and his transfer to a Community Home, brief return to Jersey and enquiries made by Senior Child Care Officer Mr [Jim] Thomson regarding the date of Witness 171's admittance. Refers to a possible place for Witness 171 at another Community Home at an earlier date. Notes periods of misbehaviour, including details of one incident whereby Witness 171 caused significant damage to the detention room at Haut de la Garenne which resulted in his transfer to HM Prison La Moye.


Lewis, Delfun, Dr
Thomson, Jim
Children's Department
Children's Office
Children's Services
Department of Health and Social Security
Elizabeth House
Haut de la Garenne
HM Prison, La Moye
Juvenile Court
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Royal Court
St Saviour's Hospital
Westaway Crèche


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