Digital copy of Case Discussion relating to Haut de la Garenne residents including Witness 344. Signed by Children's Officer Patricia Thornton. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 344. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 344's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police dated c.1975 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/28/WS000147 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/28/WS000148. For Officer's Report by Detective Constable James McGranahan dated 2008 relating to Witness 344 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/28/WS000149.

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December 7th 1971 - December 7th 1971

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Lists Children's Officer Patricia Thornton, [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook, [Senior Child Care Officer] [Jim] Thomson, [Child Care Officer] Mrs H Jackson, and [St Martin's School Headmistress] Miss E de Gruchy as amongst those present. Gives details on Witness 344 and his sibling's home circumstances prior to their birth. Describes Witness 344 as having been rejected by both his parents, and as having severe behavioural problems. Mentions appointment with Dr [Maureen J] Collins, and Witness 344's long residence at Haut de la Garenne. Details present position of Witness 344's parents' circumstances. Refers to mother's warmth regarding her children, but not Witness 344. Contains report from [Colin] Tilbrook on Witness 344 and one of his siblings, mentioning Witness 344's demanding and affectionate nature. Refers to school reports on Witness 344 and one of his siblings. Details discussion regarding the future of Witness 344 and his siblings, mentioning the rejection of Witness 344 by his parents. Recommends that Witness 344 and his siblings remain at Haut de la Garenne, that Mr Boothman be introduced to Witness 344's parents as the Child Care Officer taking over the family's case from Mrs H Jackson, that attempts be made to improve the relationship between Witness 344's parents, and that the situation be reviewed as necessary. Contains note dated 9 December 1971 referring to a relocation and change of name.


Camelot Girls' Hostel
Haut de la Garenne
St Helier Boys School
Boothman, Mr
Collins, Maureen J, Dr
de Gruchy, E
Jackson, H
Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Thomson, Jim


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