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Digital copy of an Application Form relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].
April 24th 2012 - April 24th 2012
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Includes personal details of Witness 128 and their legal representatives Solicitor Alan Collins of Pannone Limited, London. Details of care: refers to Witness 128's tenure in the residential care of the States of Jersey between circa 1946 to 1961, mentioning Haut de la Garenne. Names other children in care with Witness 128. Abuse alleged to have taken place: details emotional and physical abuse between 1951 to 1961, names perpetrators of abuse and witnesses to the abuse. Complaints of abuse: states no complaint originally made. Criminal proceedings: Refers to contact by States of Jersey Police that was not followed up. States that Witness 128 is not aware of any prosecutions against abusers. Declaration of truthfulness: signed by Witness 128 on 4 April 2012 in the presence of Solicitor Alan Collins. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: 1. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records: signed by Witness 128 on 4 April 2012. Names a doctor in London. 2. Handwritten statement of Witness 128 providing an account of his experiences in care at Haut de la Garenne [Jersey Home for Boys]. Background and Early Life Lists mother's name, and refers to a lack of knowledge regarding his father or existence of siblings. Institutions Refers to being taken into care by the States of Jersey at the age of a couple of months, following his birth in 1946. Recalls earliest memory in the crèche [Westaway Crèche], and recalls placement at Haut de la Garenne at the age of 5. Details degrading and embaressing punishments metered by staff in response to Witness 128's enuresis. Recalls other punishments such as being locked in a room or withheld meals. Refers to meals being served over again to a resident if they had not eaten their meal the first time. Abuse and Consequences Describes physical abuse by Haut de la Garenne staff, mentioning caning as a form of corporal punishment and other assaults. Details physical abuse after Witness 128 injured himself. Notes that the injury later required hospital treatment. Events since leaving Care Left Haut de la Garenne at the age of 15, entering employment. Notes employment all adult life. States that he is not troubled by memories of abuse suffered, but feels that he should not have been abused whilst at Haut de la Garenne. [For a typed copy of this witness statement, see C/D/AW1/B1/8/WS000050].
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