Digital copy of the Education Committee Children's Section First Annual Report 1959 by the Children's Officer Patricia L Thornton. [Some details redacted]. Health and Social Services Documentation supplied by Lacey Advocates.

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1959 - 1959

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Gives details of developments in respect of the Education Committee Children's Section during 1959, noting the existence of three Children's Homes at the beginning of the year: [Jersey] Home for Boys, [Jersey] Home for Girls and [Westaway] Crèche. Refers to the closure of the [Jersey] Home for Girls in August [1959] and the transfer of residents to the Home for Boys and Girls under the care of Mr [George] Maggs [Superintendent]. Provides statistics in respect of 27 admissions to the Children's Home, mentioning short stay cases, foster homes breakdowns, failures in residential employment, committall by the Royal Court, admission from Sacré Coeur Orphanage, admissions on remand and admissions due to behaviour problems and home difficulties. Also provides statistics in respect of 22 discharges from the Children's Home, mentioning rehabilitation with families, residential employment, boarding-out placements, placement in lodgings, training on the Arethusa Training Ship and committals to Approved Schools. Notes that 67 children resided at the home as at the end of 1959. Refers to a camping trip on the River Wye, a youth hostel and climbing trip in Wales, a camping trip run by Mr [George] Mallinson [Deputy Superintendent] near the Atlantic Hotel, student help from Bingley Training College and a trip to Oldham, Lancashire. Provides an overview of 24 admissions to and 21 discharges from the Westaway Crèche during 1959. Refers to the opening of the [Children's] Office in Colomberie Close on 16 February 1959 and the Children's Officer's assumption of responsibilties regarding adoption from Health Visitors. Provides statistics relating to adoption, noting the Education Committee's role as Guardian ad Litem in 15 adoption cases. Also refers to the supervision of foster homes, providing an overview of boarded-out children and visits carried out by Children's Office, Health Visitor and School Attendance Officer staff. Refers to children at Approved Schools, mentioning the Shaftesbury Society Arethusa Training Ship, a Training Home in England and the National Children's Home. Also includes comments about staff at the Home for Boys and Girls and the Children's Office. Details the resignation and appointment of staff at the Home for Boys and Girls, including the redesignation of Mr [George] Mallinson as Deputy Superintendent. Also refers to the appointment of Mrs Paine as Thornton's Secretary in February [1959] and her resignation in December [1959] and subsequent appointment of Mrs Vibert, and the appointment of Miss E Aveson as a Child Care Officer. Refers to the approval of an Act of the Education Committee setting out future policy of the Children's Section, noting undertaking of responsibility for boarding-out by the Education Committee and the opening of Family Group Homes.


Aveson, Eileen
Maggs, George
Mallinson, George
Paine, Mrs
Thornton, Patricia
Vibert, Mrs
Arethusa (Ship)
Atlantic Hotel
Bingley Training College
Children's Office
Children's Services
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Health and Social Services
Jersey Home for Boys
Jersey Home for Boys and Girls
Jersey Home for Girls
Lacey Advocates
National Children's Home
Royal Court
Sacré Coeur Orphanage
Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa Training Ship
St Helier Assistance Board
States of Jersey
Westaway Crèche


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