Digital copy of pages 2 and 3 of a Report on Witness 99's family by Child Care Officer R [Richard] Davenport. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 99. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 99's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 16 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B2/4/WS000319]. For Witness 99's witness statements to States of Jersey Police dated between 10 March 2008 and 1 July 2010 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/7].

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July 30th 1976 - July 30th 1976

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Provides details of the relationship between Witness 99's parents, mentioning finances, gambling, and depression. Refers to an eviction order served upon Witness 99's family for rent arrears, and debts also owed to the J E C [Jersey Electricity Company]. Provides details of Witness 99's parents' employment history, mentioning driving. Refers to Witness 99 and two of his sisters being admitted to voluntary care due to home conditions and their mother's pregnancy and complications during September 1970. Mentions opinion of Public Health Department that the home was unfit for human habitation. Refers to Witness 99 and two of his sisters being returned to the care of their parents, citing the improvement of home conditions. Describes the deterioration of the relationship between Witness 99's parents. Mentions Witness 99's mother leaving the family home, and Witness 99 and his sisters staying with their grandmother until they were admitted into voluntary care at Haut de la Garenne in November 1970. Refers to father's suspicion Witness 99's third sister was not his biological child, and mother's denial of this suspicion. Details Witness 99's mother's return to Jersey, noting the lack of visits to her children. Refers to Witness 99's third sister joining her siblings at Haut de la Garenne following a foster placement. Refers to Witness 99's father stopping contact with his children when Witness 99 was around four years old. Mentions Witness 99's father's life with a woman in St Lawrence and his debt to the Treasury in the form of unpaid parental contributions. Details Witness 99's mother's relationship with a man, noting that both have visted Haut de la Garenne. Notes also that Witness 99 relates well to the man. Refers to the likelihood of Witness 99 and his siblings remaining in care.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Davenport, Richard
Public Health Services
Jersey Electricity Company


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