Digital copy of a memorandum from Haut de la Garenne Superintendent [Jim] Thomson to Children's Officer C A Smith. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 136. [Some details redacted].

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August 30th 1979 - August 30th 1979

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Refers to Witness 136's return to Haut de la Garenne for a week whilst on leave. Refers to [Child Care Officer] D [David] Castledine, the instruction that Witness 136 should not subjected to any restrictions over the usual rules whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 136's request to visit St Helier and Fort Regent, which was approved. Mentions providing Witness 136 with 68p for her bus fares, and £1.00 for her admission to Fort Regent and other spending money. Comments on Witness 136 meeting a [possibly former] [female Haut de la Garenne resident], and becoming involved in a breach of the peace. Also comments on Witness 136 resisting arrest, and using foul and disgusting language. Refers to suggestion Witness 136 would have preferred not to return to Jersey whilst on leave from her school, and the possibility that Witness 136 deliberately caused trouble. Mentions three previous leaves spent by Witness 136 at Haut de la Garenne without incident. Refers to a placement trialled at the Girls' Hostel [Camelot Girls' Hostel] at Easter, prior to Witness 136 returning to Haut de la Garenne instead. Notes that [Jim] Thomson and [another member of staff] are prepared to meet with the Director of Education to appeal against criticism against them for their management of Witness 136.


Camelot Girls' Hostel
Children's Services
Fort Regent
Haut de la Garenne
Castledine, David
Smith, C A
Thomson, Jim


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