Digital copy of a Case Discussion on Witness 347 by Children's Officer Patricia Thornton, and Report by Housemother of the Family Group Home [at 108 Clos des Sables]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 347. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 347's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 19 March 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/31/WS000153.

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March 25th 1969 - March 25th 1969

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Case Discussion. Lists Children's Officer Patricia L Thornton, [Deputy Children's Officer] C A Smith, [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] C H [Colin] Tilbrook, Dr M [Maureen J] Collins, [Educational Psychologist] J [Jim] Hollywood, and Mr [Leslie] Hughes as amongst those present. Refers to Witness 347's background, mentioning the Family Group Home at 108 Clos des Sables and Les Quennevais School. Refers to reports read regarding Witness 347's behaviour at the Family Group Home and at Les Quennevais School. Contains comments from Dr [Maureen J] Collins describing Witness 347's personality and his need to reside in a larger children's home. Criticises the placement of Witness 347 with his adoptive parents, and suggests that a Care or Protection Order should be obtained so that Witness 347 can be moved to Haut de la Garenne until he leaves school, regardless of opposition from his [adoptive] parents. Details Witness 347's tendency to steal at the Family Group Home. Comments on the factors of [Witness 347's adoptive father's] reaction and Witness 347's move of school should Witness 347 move to Haut de la Garenne. Discusses Witness 347's [adoptive] parents and Witness 347's behaviour, mentioning the Child Guidance Clinic. Recommends that Witness 347 remain with [Leslie] Hughes at the Family Group Home at 108, Clos des Sables; that [Jim] Hollywood sees Witness 347 at Les Quennevais School; that no appointment be made at this stage for Witness 347 at the Child Guidance Clinic; that Witness 347 spend an Easter holiday with [an individual], and that Witness 347's case be reviewed as necessary. Report by Housemother of the Family Group Home [at 108 Clos des Sables]. Makes note of Witness 347's behaviour since returning from a boarding school [in England] on 11 October 1968. Refers to Witness 347's visits to his [adoptive] mother, and instances of Witness 347 stealing, and borrowing other students' sports kit when he appears to have lost his. Refers to illness at the Family Group Home, and how helpful Witness 347 was during the period. Notes concern for [Witness 347's adoptive mother's] attempts to involve Witness 347 in an element of religious training. Details discussion with Les Quennevais School teacher Miss Wroe regarding Witness 347's behaviour since Christmas [1968], also mentioning Les Quennevais School science teacher Miss Berry and Les Quennevais School art teacher Miss Smith.


Children's Services
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Haut de la Garenne
Les Quennevais School
Child Guidance Clinic
Berry, Miss
Collins, Maureen J, Dr
Hollywood, Jim
Hughes, Leslie
Smith, C A
Smith, Miss
Tilbrook, Colin
Thornton, Patricia
Wroe, Miss


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