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Digital copy of Witness 184's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 184's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 18 March 2008 and 30 April 2008 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/18/WS000135 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/18/WS000136 respectively.
April 12th 2012 - April 12th 2012
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Application Form Personal details: Includes Witness 184's place and year of birth. Contains details of Witness 184's representative Solicitor Alan Collins of Pannone Solicitors. Details of care: Refers to placement at Haut de la Garenne between 1968 and 1972. Names relative and other children in care with Witness 184. Abuse alleged to have taken place: refers to physical and sexual abuse between 1968 and 1972, mentioning letter of claim dated 4 March 2011 and witness statement to Police dated 8 April 2008. Perpetrators of abuse: names staff at Haut de la Garenne, including [Colin] Tilbrook, [Gordon] Wateridge, and [Ray] Williams. Also names [Terence] Jarratt [Jarrett]. Complaints of abuse: refers to complaint regarding [Terence] Jarett [Jarrett] and statement dated 18 April 2008. Criminal proceedings: refers to statements provided to Police dated 18 April 2008 and 20 April 2008, and convictions of [Terence] Jarett [Jarrett] and [Gordon] Wateridge. Previous civil proceedings: refers to letter of claim sent to Mourant Ozannes dated 4 March 2011. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed on 10 April 2012 in the presence of a Solicitor. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records dated 10 April 2012, naming Dr Fullerton. Contains letter dated 4 March 2011 from Verisona Law to Advocate B Lacey of Mourant Ozannes, relating to their instruction by Witness 184 to claim compensation from the States of Jersey in respect of the physical, sexual and emotional [abuse] Witness 184 suffered whilst in the States of Jersey's care between 1968 and 1972. Contains copies of Witness 184's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 18 April 2008 and 30 April 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. Digital copy of Witness 184’s witness statement to the States of Jersey Police 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. Witnessed by [Civilian Officer] [Brian] Carter. Some details redacted]. Dated 18.04.2008. Institutions Transferred to Haut de la Garenne in 1968 aged 10 by the Magistrate at Court. Recalls [Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook, Mr [Ray] Williams, [Gordon] Wateridge, Morag Kidd, and other members of staff. Describes residence at Haut de la Garenne as horrific, and recalls torches being shone into his eyes at night when he was trying to get to sleep. Recalls residents fighting over chairs, describing the atmosphere as territorial. Describes injury caused when a member of staff tried to jump into the swimming pool with Witness 184 on his shoulders. Mentions absconding from Haut de la Garenne due to treatment he experienced there, and being caned and placed in the detention rooms upon his return. Recalls falling down a rocky slope at Fort Regent during one instance of absconding, with a report featuring in the Jersey Evening Post. Describes detention room facilities. Names several residents at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls a man who visited Haut de la Garenne and would take children out in his car at the weekend. Assumes the man may have been on the board of directors. Refers to location of first cellar found by Police. Abuse and consequences Comments on sexual abuse by a man named Jarrett, before arriving at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls going to the Police with another victim of Jarrett’s, and Jarrett’s subsequent prosecution. Describes emotional abuse by way of being placed in solitary confinement whilst in the detention rooms. Describes [Colin] Tilbrook caning Witness 184 as corporal punishment for absconding from Haut de la Garenne. Describes physical abuse by staff as a response to Witness 184 having absconded. Describes physical abuse by [Ray] Williams and [Gordon] Wateridge. Recalls [Gordon] Wateridge’s inappropriate behaviour in the vicinity of female residents, mentioning incident in which he found [Gordon] Wateridge lying on top of a teenage girl in the snooker room. Events since leaving care Left Haut de la Garenne in 1972 aged fourteen, mentioning aggression due to his treatment there. Comments on the psychological damage caused to all the children at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning alcoholism, suicide attempts, self-harm, mental health, and police records. Refers to marriage and two grown up children. Digital copy of Witness 184’s witness 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 30.04.2008. Background and Home Life Details reason for admission into care as due to father’s refusal to take responsibility for him, mentioning an appearance in the Royal Court. Institutions Comments on fright upon admission to Haut de la Garenne at age of 10 in 1968. Mentions division of residents into age groups. Includes recollections of Haut de la Garenne staff, including Superintendent [Colin] Tilbrook, [Gordon] Wateridge, and [Ray] Williams. Describes layout at Haut de la Garenne in relation to [Colin] Tilbrook’s office. Also describes the cellars and gates. Recalls absconding from Haut de la Garenne due to his treatment there. Mentions asking the Police not to return him to Haut de la Garenne, describing corporal punishment by [Colin] Tilbrook upon his return. Mentions that he would be punished at Haut de la Garenne due to his behaviour. Recalls placement in detention cells, facilities available within the cells, and clothing worn whilst in the cells. Describes food available to residents at Haut de la Garenne. Mentions instances of residents flicking each other with towels in the shower. Comments on regular cold showers and baths organised by members of staff such as [Gordon] Wateridge, [Ray] Williams, and [Colin] Tilbrook. Abuse and consequences Recalls physical abuse in the form of corporal punishment, and placement in detention cells. Describes emotional abuse sustained in the detention room, specifying effect of isolation. Details perpetrators of corporal punishment and physical abuse as [Colin] Tilbrook and another member of staff. Suspects his privileges, such as mother being able to visit him at Haut de la Garenne, were suspended at times so that his mother would not see injuries caused by physical abuse. Describes injuries received due to a member of staff hitting residents with towels in the showers. Recalls that he did not show his injuries to other members of staff due to fear of recourse. Describes showing his injuries to three other residents, who also showed Witness 184 their injuries. Recalls number of assaults by staff on residents occurring in the television room at Haut de la Garenne. Cannot recall several names of residents, in relation to witnessing assaults against them. Mentions sexual abuse [that did not occur at Haut de la Garenne]. Events since leaving care Left Haut de la Garenne at age of 14, later joining the army. Refers to investigation at Haut de la Garenne by Police.
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