Digital copy of Memoranda between Children's Officer T W Strettle, a member of Dunluce staff at Haut de la Garenne, and CCO [Child Care Officer] H Coomer, for the attention of the Officers concerned and [Senior Child Care Officer] J Thomson. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 216. For Witness 216's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 27 April 1991 see C/D/AW1/B1/3/2/WS000486.

View WD004546.pdf | Download WD004546.pdf




September 11th 1984 - September 12th 1984

Scope and Content

1. Memorandum from a member of Dunluce staff at Haut de la Garenne to Children's Officer T W Strettle, and Officers concerned. Lists residents at Haut de la Garenne, including Witness 216, who were visited by Centenier Germain and the Police after three residents were discovered to be out of bounds and carrying improvised weapons. Refers to the mutiny of the seven residents listed, including Witness 216, at Haut de la Garenne due to their perceptions regarding their treatment at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning the attendance of the Constable and members of the Police. 2. Memorandum from CCO [Child Care Officer] H [Hal] Coomer to Children's Officer T Strettle concerning the disturbance at Haut de la Garenne on the evening of 10 August [September] 1984. Provides details regarding the incident, and describes the boys involved. Describes Witness 216, noting his age, and usual behaviour. Provides defence for the staff member receiving most complaints from the residents, and lists complaints put forward. Notes Witness 216's annoyance at being told off for returning late when another resident was not, despite returning later. Refers to Witness 216's involvment in an incident concerning his brother, two Policemen, and the washing up. Notes that Witness 216 was instructed by the member of staff to go supperless for a week.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Coomer, Hal
Germain, Centenier
Strettle, Terry
Thomson, Jim


brothers | behaviour | childcare | children's services | children's homes | Children | Correspondence | centeniers | Constables | Child Care Officers | Children's Officers | domestic duties | evidence | IJCI | memoranda | parents | Police | Senior Child Care Officers | staff | siblings | Tea | witnesses


1 pdf file



Level of description


Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until



C/D/AW1/A3/7/3/WD004546This item»
Search query time: 0 seconds • Page build time: 0.00348828236262 seconds