Digital copy of a Memorandum from Haut de la Garenne Superintendent Mr J [Jim] H Thomson to Children's Officer Mr C A Smith. 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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February 16th 1982 - February 16th 1982

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Refers to a quantity of goods found in Witness 182's wardrobe at Haut de la Garenne on 12 February 1982. Describes the new condition of the goods, listing books, cuddly toys, shoes, and toileteries, and the suspicion from Haut de la Garenne staff that the goods might have been stolen. Questioned Witness 182 in the presence of Witness 182's housemother regarding the presence of the goods in her possession. Details the consequences of Witness 182's actions, and intervention by staff to prevent her getting into further trouble. Refers to Witness 182's emotional state, and a discussion with Witness 182's housemother regarding the strain Witness 182 felt under with respect to her mother and [stepfather's] demands on her. Refers to letter from Witness 182's mother, read by Witness 182's housemother. Describes contents of the letter, encouraging Witness 182 to obtain goods and carry out errands for Witness 182's mother. Contains the initials of [Child Care Officer] H [Hal] C [Coomer].


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Coomer, Hal
Smith, C A
Thomson, Jim


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