Digital copy of a Social Enquiry Report for the Royal Court on Witness 13. Signed by Child Care Officer Richard Davenport. Contains a record of charges against Witness 13 dating between 1974 and 1977. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 13. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 13's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 29 February 2008, 2 May 2008, 30 March 2009, and 1 December 2009 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000354, C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000355, C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000356, and C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000357 respectively.

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February 14th 1978 - February 17th 1978

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Provides details of Witness 13, his father, mother, and siblings, mentioning their religion of Church of England. Provides details into Witness 13's background. Refers to parents' marriage in 1963, and the desertion of Witness 13's father from the family home 7 years later. Refers to acts of shoplifting by Witness 13 [and his siblings], and a reprimand given by a Woman Police Officer. Describes Witness 13's behaviour and personality, commenting on the relationship between Witness 13 and his siblings and their mother. Comments on the differences in behaviour between the girls and boys in the family. Refers to Witness 13 being bound over to be of good behaviour for two years at the Jersey Juvenile Court in 1977, due to which he would have to remain at Haut de la Garenne, where he had been since his admission to voluntary care with his mother's consent on 5 May 1977. Comments on Witness 13's tenure at Haut de la Garenne during 1977, and his return to the care of his mother before he implicated himself on the current charges facing him. Suggests that Witness 13 requires a further prolonged period of social training within strict confines. Suggests to the Court that Witness 13 be made the subject of a Fit Person Order under Article 24 1 (b) and 31 of the Children (Jersey) Law 1969. Contains record of charges against Witness 13, mentioning shoplifting, assault, stealing from the Market, damaging a vehicle, breaking and entering, arson, and obtaining monies by false pretences.


Children's Services
Children's Office
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police
Royal Court
Juvenile Court
Davenport, Richard


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