Digital copy of Documents relating to the bruising of a child. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 88's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/11.

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July 14th 1979 - July 16th 1979

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1. Letter dated 14 July 1979 from M Dore-Ford, Health Visitor to Mr C Smith, Children's Officer. Signed by B Waites on behalf of M Dore-Ford. Refers to the discovery of a bruise on a child's forehead. Records subsequent response of the boy's mother when asked about the bruising and advice that the mother bring her son a three-year-old Development Assessment at the Jersey Maternity Clinic. Provides obsevations of subsequent check-up visits, including remarks about the bruising on the child's head and comments about the family situation. 2. Case Note dated 16 July 1979 by R Davenport, Child Care Officer about the child. Provides details of a call received from Mrs Dore-Ford, Health Visitor about her having seen the child with a bruise on his forehead. Records Mrs Dore-Ford's acceptance of [the boy's mother's] explanation that it was accidental, stating that the bruise was consistent with her explanation. Refers to a report to follow from Gloucester Lodge and a general remark about the situation.


Davenport, Richard
Doré-Ford, Marina
Smith, Charles
Waites, B
Children's Department
Children's Services
Gloucester Lodge
Maternity Hospital


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