Comments

Digital copy of Witness 209's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 209's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 14 April 2014 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/20/WS000137 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/20/WS000138 respectively.

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A3/6/1/25/WD000673

Date

August 9th 2012 - August 9th 2012

Scope and Content

Application Form Personal details: Includes Witness 209's place and year of birth. Contains details of Witness 209's legal representative Advocate F J Benest. Details of care: Refers to placement at Haut de la Garenne between August (?) 1965 and Spring 1968. Names parents, foster parents, and other children in care with Witness 209. Abuse alleged to have taken place: refers to abuse starting in 1966, citing witness statements to Police dated 14 April 2008. Perpetrators of abuse: names Ray Williams, a member of staff at Haut de la Garenne. Complaints of abuse: mentions being told be Ray Williams that no one would believe her, and believing that she would get into trouble if she reported the abuse. Criminal proceedings: refers to statements to Police dated 14 April 2008. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed on 9 August 2012 in the presence of Advocate F J Benest. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records dated August 2012. Contains copies of Witness 209's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 14 April 2008 providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to her time at Haut de la Garenne. Digital copy of Witness 184’s second witness statement to States of Jersey Police providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to her time at Haut de la Garenne. Witnessed by Detective Constable 3812 [Corinne] A Cameron. [Some details redacted]. Dated 14.04.2008. Confirms handing three exhibits to Detective Constable Robinson on 10 April 2008. Refers to exhibit DPR/13, listing people [at Haut de la Garenne]. Refers to exhibit DPR/14, photographs showing Colin Tilbrook, the dining room, the pool table and television. Refers to exhibit DPR/15, video of [Haut de la Garenne]. Details copies taken by Police of each exhibit, with Witness 209 retaining the originals. Digital copy of Witness 209’s first witness statement to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of her experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to her time at Haut de la Garenne. Witnessed by Detective Constable 3872 [Corinne] A Cameron. Some details redacted]. Dated 14.04.2008. Background and Home Life Attributes parents’ alcoholism and neglect as well as poor home circumstances as reason for her admission to Haut de la Garenne. Mentions [siblings] from mother’s first marriage, and their residence at [Sacre Coeur Orphanage] during their childhood. Institutions Details residency at Haut de la Garenne between the ages of 13 and 16 years, starting in around 1965. Recalls transfer to a foster home at age of 16. Recalls learning how to sew and cook at Haut de la Garenne, and being taken swimming and camping. Describes provision of bed and combination wardrobe to each resident. Recalls that if her bed was not make correctly it would be stripped and she would have to make it again to [a member of staff’s] satisfaction. Describes location of sitting room, boys dormitory, and [girls dormitory], in relation to [a member of staff’s flat]. Details three main meals provided per day at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls punishment after two girls absconded from their shared Haut de la Garenne dormitory. Mentions that residents could be placed in the [detention] cells for misbehaviour, and describes being shown the interior of the cells when they were first built, following the move of the crèche to Haut de la Garenne. Details the splitting of residents into the Seniors, Juniors and Intermediates. Refers to the suicide of a Haut de la Garenne resident. Details daily routine at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning washing, breakfast, school, tea, chores, homework, watching news in the lounge, supper and bed. Refers to exhibit DPR/13, listing residents and staff at Haut de la Garenne. Names [Thomas] Hamon, Colin Tilbrook and Ray Williams as amongst the staff. Refers to exhibit DPR/14, photographs showing Colin Tilbrook, the dining room, the pool table and television. Refers to exhibit DPR/15, video of Haut de la Garenne featuring her house parent Ray Williams. Social Services Refers to Child Care Officer Miss [H] Jackson, and intervention by the States of Jersey preventing Witness 209 moving into the care of her sister. Abuse and consequences Details regular sexual abuse by Ray Williams, mentioning abuse at Haut de la Garenne, whilst camping, and when Ray Williams had picked her up from an activity or a home visit. Details inappropriate sexual behaviour by [a member of staff] during a camping trip, mentioning a bikini. Refers to being pinned against a garage by the [member of staff]. Does not recall witnessing other children being physically or sexually abused. Believes complaints of abuse to Police in her childhood would not have been listened to. Recalls being told by Ray Williams not to tell anyone or she would be in trouble. Explains that she was not physically abused, but suggests other younger children were. Details difficulties regarding her physical relationship with her husband, possibly as a result of abuse. Events since leaving care Recalls leaving care after transfer to the foster home. Mentions [husband’s] aunt influencing Witness 209 and her [husband] to split when they were first engaged, due to the aunt finding out Witness 209 had previously resided at Haut de la Garenne. Mentions Haut de la Garenne reunion some years previously. Refers to first contact with Police dated 27 February 2008 regarding her residency at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to consequence of media attention surrounding Haut de la Garenne on Witness 209’s mental health. Mentions doctor’s suggestion of counselling, and her fear that counselling would not be confidential due to the nature of Jersey as a small island community. Comments that she has not told her sister or husband about abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Mentions confiding in a friend who herself was abused by her grandfather, and later lived in a foster home with Witness 209. Describes difficulties with headaches, sleeping and crying, since the investigation into Haut de la Garenne began. Mentions medication, naming Bedranol. Feels unable to talk to anyone close about abuse at Haut de la Garenne.

Names

Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Cameron, Corinne, Detective Constable
Robinson, David, Detective Constable
Tilbrook, Colin
Williams, Ray
Hamon, Thomas
Sacré Coeur
Jackson, H
Benest, F J, Advocate

Keywords

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Language

English

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