Digital copy of a Case Discussion on Witness 99 and his three sisters held at Haut de la Garenne. Signed by Children's Officer Patricia Thornton. 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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November 30th 1971 - December 2nd 1971

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Lists [Children's Officer] Patricia L Thornton, [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] Mr C H [Colin] Tilbrook, [Educational Psychologist] Mr J [Jim] Hollywood and [Child Care Officer] Mr R [Richard] Davenport as amongst those present. Refers to previous Conference on Witness 99 and his sisters dated November 1970. Notes the departure of [Child Care Officer] Mrs [A M] Honeyman from the Children's Department, and the transfer of Witness 99 and his sister's cases to [Richard] Davenport. Details deterioration in marital situation between Witness 99's parents, mentioning Witness 99's father's agreement to pay parental contributions towards the care of his children. Refers to Witness 99's mother's residency at Sacre Coeur [Orphanage] during her childhood, and provides an account of her history and that of her children prior to the admission of the children into the care of the Education Committee. Refers to the birth of Witness 99's third sister, and her placement in foster care prior to her transfer to Haut de la Garenne. Contains comments from individuals regarding Witness 99's mother's behaviour in relation to the care of her children. Provides comments from [Patricia] Thornton and [Colin] Tilbrook regarding Witness 99's parents. Describes Witness 99 stubborn behaviour, and mentions concerns raised regarding his speech. Refers to Witness 99 being seen by [Speech Therapist] Miss [A E] Lowrie. Details progress of Witness 99's three sisters. Refers to agreement that communication between Witness 99, his siblings, and their parents should be supported. Comments on the implications of Witness 99's mother's early life in care in relation to her ability to manage a household. Comments on the likelihood of the Housing Department co-operating with the Children's Department to aid Witness 99 and his sisters' return to the family home. Recommends that intensive case-work be undertaken, that Witness 99 and his sisters remain at Haut de la Garenne, and that [Richard] Davenport makes contact with Witness 99's maternal grandmother.


Children's Services
Children's Department
Haut de la Garenne
Housing Department
Sacré-Coeur Children's Home
Davenport, Richard
Hollywood, Jim
Lowry, A E
Tilbrook, Colin
Thornton, Patricia


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