Digital copy of a Memorandum from Senior Child Care Officer Mr A J Skinner to Child Care Officer Mr H [Hal] Coomer. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 182. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 182's witness statements to States of Jersey Police see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/16.

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May 26th 1982 - May 26th 1982

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Refers to Witness 182's sister's emotional response to [Witness 182's allegations of sexual abuse against her stepfather]. Comments on Witness 182's sister's withdrawn and anxious appearance at school, and suggests that her other symptoms, such as suspected appendicitis, may be psychosomatic. Refers to Witness 182's sister requiring support in order to process any trauma associated with her experiences following Witness 182's allegations. Requests that Witness 182's stepfather be asked if Witness 182's sister has discussed her experiences with him or [Witness 182's stepmother]. Advises that no action be taken before consultation with A J Skinner, mentioning his wish to discuss the situation with [Educational Psychologists] John Birtwistle and Jim Hollywood. Refers to an appointment for a home visit scheduled for 29 May [1982].


Children's Services
Coomer, Hal
Birtwistle, John
Hollywood, Jim
Skinner, Anton


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