Digital copy of Entry by [Child Care Officer] H Jackson relating to Witness 209. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 209. [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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August 13th 1965 - August 13th 1965

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Details visit by an individual to the Children's Office regarding the welfare of Witness 209, currently living with her parents. Details Witness 209's poor condition, and Witness 209's mother's alcoholism. Mentions recommendation of Dr Howard, and [a couple's] attempts to care for Witness 209 themselves. Describes visit to Witness 209, detailing Witness 209's demeanour and health. Refers to school report, neglect by Witness 209's parents, and Witness 209's desire not to return home. Refers to Centenier Le Mottee of St Ouen, and mother's demand Witness 209 return home. Details discussion with Witness 209's father regarding his wife's alcoholism and Witness 209's immediate care. Details discussion with a relative of Witness 209, who herself spent part of her childhood in Sacré Coeur orphanage, regarding neglect by Witness 209's parents. Refers to Witness 209's fear of the drunk French workers brought home overnight by her mother, and Witness 209's claims of physical abuse by her mother. Mentions Dr [Maureen J] Collins. Suggests Witness 209 may need to be removed from the care of her parents.


Children's Services
Children's Office
Sacré Coeur Orphanage
Jackson, H
Howard, Dr
Collins, Maureen J, Dr
Le Mottee, Centenier


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