Digital copy of Documents relating to a Case Conference held at Haut de la Garenne on 23 June 1964 in respect of Witness 195. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 195. For Witness 195's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police dated between 2003 and 2009, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/19.

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June 23rd 1964 - June 23rd 1964

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1. Observation Conference Report Lists [the Children's Officer] Miss P Thornton, [Assistant Children's Officer] Mr C A Smith and Mr and Mrs C H Tilbrook [Superintendent and Matron at Haut de la Garenne] as amongst those present for the Case Conference. Gives details of six recommendations in respect of Witness 195, including: long-term training and remain at Haut de la Garenne, acquisition of a full social history, personality and intelligence tests, frequency of home visits subject to good behaviour and regular reviewal of the case. Refers to discussion about Witness 195 and his family, noting possibility of referring Witness 195 to the Child Guidance Clinic. 2. Home Circumstances Report signed by Asst. Children's Officer [Assitant Children's Officer] Charles Smith. Includes details about Witness 195 including year of birth, date of and reason for admission to Haut de la Garenne, religion, baptism at St Thomas [St Thomas' Church] and confirmation as St Martin's R C Church [St Martin's Roman Catholic Church] in June 1964. Indicates that meeting is the first case conference held in respect of Witness 195. Notes admission to Haut de la Garenne having committed various minor offences, including larceny, theft and making hoax telephone calls. Gives details of Witness 195's previous placements at Haut de la Garenne on temporary bases, noting mother's admission to the General Hospital. Includes comments on Witness 195's brother, including a comparison between the two siblings. Also comments on condition of the family home, employment situation of Witness 195's parents, and parents' inability to cope. Refers to help sought in respect of Witness 195's behaviour from various sources including the Probation Officer. Comments on relationship between Witness 195 and his parents and deterioration of his behaviour. Details Witness 195's absconding from Haut de la Garenne. Finishes with a prognosis for Witness 195's rehabilitation, noting likelihood that Witness 195 will remain at Haut de la Garenne until of school-leaving age.


Smith, C A
Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Tilbrook, Margaret
Child Guidance Clinic
Jersey General Hospital
Haut de la Garenne
St Martin's Roman Catholic Church
St Thomas' Church


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