Digital copy of a Memorandum from a member of staff at Haut de la Garenne to Children's Officer Mr C A Smith, for the attention of CCO [Child Care Officer] D [David] Castledine and CCO [Child Care Officer] 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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December 6th 1981 - December 6th 1981

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Refers to Witness 182 and another female Haut de la Garenne resident absconding from Haut de la Garenne. Refers to an afternoon spent shopping in St Helier, and a new coat chosen by the other female resident. Comments on circumstances surrounding their later abscondence from Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 182 being recovered to Haut de la Garenne by [States of Jersey] Police, with the other resident returning by herself. Notes that both residents were sent to bed in the detention rooms. Details conversation with Witness 182 regarding her reasons for absconding, mentioning confusion and depression. Refers to Witness 182's difficulty in choosing between spending Christmas with her mother or father [stepfather].


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey Police
Coomer, Hal
Smith, C A
Castledine, David


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