Digital copy of a Social Enquiry Report for the Juvenile 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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May 4th 1977 - May 4th 1977

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Provides details of Witness 13, his father, mother, and siblings, mentioning their religion of Church of England, [one sibling's] education at St Helier Boys' School and Witness 13's education at Vauxhall Junior School. 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. Mentions Witness 13 and his brothers being encouraged to participate in youthful activities and belong to Youth Clubs. Refers to Witness 13's mother's belief that Witness 13 requires a period of voluntary Care at Haut de la Garenne. Provides comments from Richard Davenport endorsing this viewpoint, and refers to the Department [of Education's] intention to admit Witness 13 to the Care of the Education Committee as soon as possible. Recommends the Court that Witness 13 be bound over to be of good behaviour for two years due to this being his first appearance before the Juvenile Court. Contains record of charges against Witness 13, mentioning shoplifting, assault, and breaking and entering.


Children's Services
Children's Office
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police
Juvenile Court
St Helier Boys' School
Vauxhall School
Davenport, Richard


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