Digital copy of a Letter from D'Hautree School Headmaster Mr J M Capey to [Director of Education] John Rodhouse. [Some details redacted]. Taken from Witness 383's Children's Services Client File. For Witness 383's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/37/WS000400.

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December 3rd 1985 - December 3rd 1985

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Refers to a Police Report regarding an incident dated 22 November involving Witness 383 and other pupils at D'Hautree School. Details circumstances leading to the completion of the Police Report. Refers to Mrs Snowdon being given tablets that had been taken from a pupil, and collected by another. Refers to Witness 383 having taken two of the tablets. Describes actions taken by Mrs Snowdon to ascertain information about the tablets, mentioning the pharmacist, and high blood pressure. Notes that Witness 383's family's lack of a home telephone, and the decision taken to contact the Children's Office. Refers to the attendance of the Duty Officer at Witness 383's family's home, and the notification of the Police when the Duty Officer could not gain a response from the address. Refers to the appearance of Witness 383, noting the concerns of the Children's Officer. Refers to Witness 383's check up at the hospital. Refers to contact with the Police requesting the addresses of five pupils, mentioning Sgt [Sergeant] Crowell, the Liason Officer, and interviews with senior members of [D'Hautree School] staff. States belief of [D'Hautree School] staff that Witness 383 will not alter his behaviour and does not appreciate the consequences of his behaviour. Notes actions to be taken by [D'Hautree] School, mentioning the Children's Officer D Dallain, solvent abuse, school rules, Radio Jersey, the media, the Constables of the Parishes, and meetings. Refers to Witness 383's placement in Voluntary Care at Haut de la Garenne between February and December 1984. Refers to an incident dated 27 September 1984, and a Case Conference regarding Witness 383 dated 12 October 1984. Makes note of Witness 383's home conditions, and Witness 383's acceptance of the notion of foster care. Refers to Witness 383's decision dated 30 December 1984 to leave Haut de la Garenne and return to the care of his parents. Notes that Witness 383's standards of dress, hygiene and general appearance in school has deteriorated since his return home. Refers to having alerted the Children's Officer of his concerns regarding Witness 383's future since his return home. Refers to concern for Witness 383's brother.


Children's Services
D'Hautree School
Haut de la Garenne
Radio Jersey (BBC)
Chappell, Brenda
Capey, M J
Crowell, Sergeant
Dallain, David
Snowdon, M
Rodhouse, J S
Wherry, Danny


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