Digital copy of a [Case Conference] held at Haut de la Garenne. Signed by Children's Officer Patricia Thornton. Undated, c. 1963. 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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Lists Children's Officer Patricia L Thornton, [Child Care Officer] C [A] Smith, and [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] C H [Colin] Tilbrook, as amongst those present. Provides details of Witness 347's adoption by his adoptive parents, mentioning an Adoption Order dated 1959 following a year spent by Witness 347 at Westaway Creche. Mentions that the Adoption Order was granted before the Children's Department was established in Jersey. Provides details of Witness 347's natural mother. Comments on Witness 347's relationship with his adoptive parents, and his adoptive parents' maritial difficulties. Details Witness 347's summer holiday in England [with relatives of his adoptive parents]. Mentions Witness 347's adoptive mother's admission to hospital due to a nervous breakdown, and Witness 347 being boarded out, before being admitted to Haut de la Garenne. Mentions a holiday to Guernsey [with children from Haut de la Garenne]. Comments on Witness 347's lack of relations in Jersey, and provides details of Witness 347's medical history. Provides remarks from [Colin] Tilbrook regarding his concerns for Witness 347's welfare whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Requests a report on Witness 347 and his family from Dr [J W] Wishart. Lists decisions that Witness 347's [adoptive] parents should be asked to leave Witness 347 at Haut de la Garenne; that a report be obtained from Dr Wishart, and that Witness 347's case be reviewed in November 1963.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Westaway Crèche
Smith, C A
Tilbrook, Colin
Thornton, Patricia
Wishart, J W, Dr


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