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Digital copy of the Children's Officer's Report for a meeting held at the Education Office, Pier Road, St Helier on 17 June 1970. [Some details redacted]. Taken from minutes of the Education Committee Children's Sub-Committee. For Witness 396's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 23 January 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/42/WS000268.
June 17th 1970 - June 17th 1970
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Includes comments by [Child Care Officers] H J [H Jackson], J H T [Jim Thomson], B R [B Rickles], H H [H Harman], K R [K Rampton], L B [Lois Bygrave], A M H [A M Honeyman] and J O, and [the Children's Officer] [Patricia Thornton]. Provides statistics with respect to the number of children in care at: Haut de la Garenne, Family Group Homes, foster homes, lodgings, supervised in own homes and employed on mainland. Also refers to other establishments including Maison de la Martine, Brig-y-Don, Sacré Couer, La Préférence, training schools and special boarding schools in the United Kingdom, girls' hostel, boys' hostel, approved schools and Frimhurst Recuperative Home. Includes details about children received in care under Article 82 of the Children (Jersey) Law 1969. Mentions children placed in voluntary establishments including Brig-y-Don, the JAYF [Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship] Hostel Basil Lodge and Sacré Coeur. Cites home conditions, homelessness and mother's confinement as reasons for placements, noting boarding-out allowances granted to two children at Sacré Coeur following requests by the St Helier Welfare Board. Also mentions child discharged from his foster home, a girl discharged from her Family Group Home, and a girl discharged from Highams Hall, a training home run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Includes details about children placed in foster homes under Article 58 of the Children (Jersey) Law 1969. Includes details about temporary placements while the child's mother makes definite plans for their future and pending placement for adoption. Also includes details about voluntary home placements, noting the admission of children to Brig-y-Don while their mother was admitted to hospital, and children discharged from foster homes. Describes general matters concerning children. Refers to admissions and discharges from the General Hospital, a girl discharged to Maison de la Martine pending transfer to Meldreth Training School, a boy undergoing borstal training and financing a resident of Clos des Sables Family Group Home going on a day trip to France with La Moye School. Also includes details about general matters concerning families and children. Refers to children returned to the care of their father, a girl being voluntarily supervised, a dispute between divorced parents over access to their children and the dismissal of a case in Court after a boy attending Sacré Coeur Day Nursery was found badly bruised after being physically abused by his father. Includes an entry by Child Care Officer A M Honeyman regarding Witness 396's mother, describing the family as being on the verge of breakdown due to mother's depression. Notes concerns about Dr Wishart's suggestion regarding the possibility of Witness 396's mother being admitted to St Saviour's Hospital in terms of its impact on the family.
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