Digital copy of an Observation Conference Report, a Case Conference, and a Case Conference Reception Centre Report, all relating to Witness 347. 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 18th 1964 - March 18th 1964

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Observation Conference Report from Conference held at Haut de la Garenne. Contains recommendations regarding Witness 347 potentially being fostered, citing that Witness 347 may not have home visits, that his [adoptive] parents may only vist Haut de la Garenne, and that is be put to writing that Witness 347's [adoptive] parents' visits unsettle Witness 347. Notes that Witness 347's case be reviewed at the end of the summer holidays. Case Conference held at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 347's admission to Haut de la Garenne dated 29 May 1963 following his [adoptive] mother's admission to hospital. Refers to recommendations agreed at previous Case Conference dated 11 December1963. Contains brief history of Witness 347's home circumstances. Refers to the marital difficulties of [Witness 347's adoptive parents], mentioning Christmas and [Witness 347's adoptive mothers'] mental health. Advocates that the likelihood is that Witness 347 will need to remain at Haut de la Garenne for a very long period, but suggests that Witness 347 could spend weekends and holidays with his [adoptive parents]. Signed by [Child Care Officer] Charles A Smith. Contains General Discussion regarding Witness 347, mentioning Witness 347's [adoptive parents] and Witness 347's Adoption Order, citing that the adoption was arranged by a Health Visitor at a time when there was not a Children's Department in Jersey. Refers to Witness 347's behaviour and aggression, citing reports from [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] [Colin] Tilbrook and Grouville School Headmaster Mr [F J] Turpin, and an instance of caning by [F J] Turpin due to Witness 347's physical assault on another boy. Refers to Witness 347's future, mentioning his [adoptive] parents. Case Conference Reception Centre Report. Contains overview of Witness 347's medical history, and Witness 347's general development and behaviour. Also contains report from [Grouville] School detailing Witness 347's educational aptitude and attitude, and his interest in sports and drama. Refers to Witness 347's attitude to his own home and his present contact with his [adoptive parents], also mentioning an instance where Witness 347's [adoptive] mother attempted to borrow money from [Haut de la Garenne] staff in order to get a taxi home as she thought her husband [Witness 347's adoptive father] might kill her through his inconsiderate driving. Refers to evidence suggesting that Witness 347 did not receive continuous warmth, affection, security, or protection from his [adoptive] parents, and comments on the implications of the difficulties in his relationships with his parents on Witness 347's behaviour and personality.


Children's Services
Children's Department
Grouville School
Haut de la Garenne
Smith, C A
Tilbrook, Colin
Turpin, F J
Wishart, J W, Dr


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