Digital copy of the Background Report of Witness 173 by Child Care Officer Mrs M M Bird. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 173. For Witness 173's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/14.

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August 15th 1984 - August 15th 1984

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Provides details on Witness 173 and his family, mentioning home addresses, current living arrangements, employment, and children from Witness 173's parents' marriages. Describes how Witness 173 came to live with his father's family after leaving the care of his mother. Notes Children's Services' first contact with Witness 173's family as having taken place on 28 June 1984, with Witness 173 being received into care the next day. Reports on Witness 173's recollections of his mother's relationships with men after his father left the family home. Provides descriptions of Witness 173's personality and behaviour, according to his siblings. Comments on Witness 173's treatment by his siblings, and his relationship with his father and siblings. Refers to Witness 173 having taken an overdose of tablets twice, and his appointments with [psychiatrist] Dr [J P F] Fogarty. Provides details regarding Witness 173's concerns relating to his gender identity. Comments on Witness 173's lack of hobbies, mentioning Gorey and attempts by a teacher at Le Rocquier School to secure him a job. Refers to the opinion of Le Rocquier School teacher Mrs Lewis regarding Witness 173's behaviour at school. Provides details relating to an incident witnessed by Witness 173 before his admission to Haut de la Garenne, in which he found two individuals kissing. Mentions that Witness 173 has been accused of lying about the incident. Comments on the emotional effect of the incident on Witness 173.


Children's Office
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Le Rocquier School
Bird, M M
Fogarty, J P F, Dr
Lewis, Mrs


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