Digital copy of Witness 233's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].

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April 16th 2012 - August 9th 2012

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Application Form Personal details: Includes name, address and place and date of birth. Refers to a Legal Advisor. Details of care: Mentions placement at Haut de la Garenne circa August 1962 to March or April 1965. Lists parents and siblings. Notes that father left Jersey, after which Witness 233 and his siblings were admitted into care. Names three former Haut de la Garenne residents with whom he shared the Intermediate Dormitory at Haut de la Garenne. Abuse alleged to have taken place: details emotional abuse beginning following his admission to Haut de la Garenne at around 11 years old, and lasting throughout his residency. Names the [Deputy Superintendent] as the prepetrator of his abuse. Cites the other boys with whom he shared a dormitory as witnesses. Complaints of abuse: did not make a complaint at the time due to he young age, and the management style of Haut de la Garenne. Comments that he feared complaints would make matters worse. Criminal proceedings: refers to statement provided to the Police during the History Abuse enquiry [Operation Rectangle] two years previously. Comments that he had previously not given evidence due to his wish to forget about his experiences at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning the impact of [Operation Rectangle] on their ability to do this. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed by Witness 233 on 21 September 2012 in the presence of an advocate. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records relating to Witness 233. Also includes further notes to accompany application form. Details of care: Describes circumstances surrounding Witness 233 and his siblings' admission into care, referrring to father leaving the island, an accident, and mother's death. Refers to the adoption of Witness 233's eighteen month old brother. Recalls Witness 233's other younger brothers being placed in the Junior part of Haut de la Garenne, whilst Witness 233 was placed in the Intermediates for three years before leaving Haut de la Garenne in 1965 when he was almost fifteen. Comments on visits to Haut de la Garenne by two individuals who later fostered Witness 233's siblings. Refers to Witness 233's transfer to a Boys' Hostel [Basil Lodge Hostel], and his later employment. Details of abuse: refers to the circumstances surrounding Witness 233 and his sibling's admissions to Haut de la Garenne, and Witness 233's seperation from his siblings due to their differing ages. Refers to the lack of emotional or medical support offered to Witness 233 when he began bedwetting at Haut de la Garenne. Details emotional abuse by [the Deputy Superintendent] at Haut de la Garenne in relation to instances where Witness 233 wet the bed, as well as instances of [the Deputy Superintendent] supervising Witness 233's showers. Cites impact of this emotional abuse on his studies at St Martin's School, his ability to sleep, and his mental health. Comments on the differences in behaviour between [the Deputy Superintendent] and other members of staff in relation to Witness 233 wetting the bed. Details long term effects of emotional abuse by [the Deputy Superintendent], mentioning feelings of abandonment, and learning to read and write as an adult.


Basil Lodge Hostel
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
St Martin's School


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