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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 129. Details of care: refers to Witness 129's tenure in the residential care of the States of Jersey between circa 1950 to 1964, mentioning Crèche [Westaway Crèche] at Rouge Bouillon, [Jersey] Home for Girls in Grouville, and Haut de la Garenne. Refers to removal from parents' care circa 1950, and limited contact with other individuals. Names other children in care with Witness 129. Abuse alleged to have taken place: details emotional and physical abuse between 1954 to 1964, referring to perpetrators of abuse such as Colin Tilbrook, and also referring to possible witnesses to the abuse. Refers to absconding from [Jersey] Home for Girls and being physically abused upon her turn, money stolen from [Jersey] Home for Girls' residents, and domestic chores required to be carried out be [Jersey] Home for Girls' residents. Notes distress upon transfer to Haut de la Garenne [previously Jersey Home for Boys], noting the mixing of children serving custodial sentences and children who were at Haut de la Garenne due to circumstances beyond their control. Describes treatment at Haut de la Garenne as oppressive and institutionalised. Refers to embarrassment regarding her association with Haut de la Garenne. Refers to allegations made regarding the sexual abuse of Witness 129 by other witnesses, noting Witness 129's poor memory following ECT [electroconvulsive therapy] during the 1980s following a nervous breakdown. Provides details of medical history, mentioning depression following the birth of her children, and admission to a Psychiatric Ward under the Mental Health Act. Refers to her psychiatrists believing the cause of her nervous breakdown was the treatment Witness 129 received in Care. Complaints of abuse: states complaints originally made to staff and to States of Jersey Police on occasions when Witness 129 was returned [by Police] to [Jersey] Home for Girls. Notes memory loss as a result of ECT [electroconvulsive therapy] at an Adult Psychiatric Unit. Criminal proceedings: Refers to statement made to States of Jersey during the Historic Abuse enquiry [Operation Rectangle]. States that Witness 129 is not aware of any prosecutions against abusers, noting the deaths of one or more abusers. Declaration of truthfulness: signed by Witness 129 on 24 April 2012 in the presence of Malachy Wilson. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: 1. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records: signed by Witness 129 on 24 April 2012.
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