Comments

Digital copy of a Letter from Children's Officer A J Skinner to Advocate [Stephanie] Nicolle of the Crown Officers Department and a Children's Office Report for the Children's Sub-Committee regarding a proposal to apply for Parental Rights Orders in respect of children including Witness 154. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 154. For Witness 154's statements to States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/20.

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A3/23/WD000390

Date

November 9th 1987 - November 9th 1987

Scope and Content

1. Refers to an application to the Royal Court regarding a Parental Rights Order, and an Act of the Education Committee. 2. Report dated 30 September 1987. Refers to three children, including Witness 154, living at Blanche Pierre Family Group Home, and educated at Le Squez School. Refers to two other children. Provides details of parents and occupations. Provides details relating to Witness 154's family, noting contact with the [Children's] Department dating from January 1977. Refers to violence and abusive language within Witness 154's family home, mentioning alcohol, damage to the family home, and the effect of the atmosphere on the children within the home. Refers to divorces, and a Social Enquiry report prepared by the [Children's] Department for the Petty Debts Court. Notes that the Care and Control of the children was vested in their mother, with access granted to a father. Notes occasions on which the States of Jersey Police were called to Witness 154's home to manage the situation between Witness 154's mother and her partners. Refers to a child's appearance before the Jersey Juvenile Court dated 1981 on charges of using foul and abusive language to a neighbour. Refers to [Witness 154's mother] being fined £20 by Jersey Magistrates Court, and a binding over order issued for two years. Provides details of the transfer of the care of the children between their stepfather and mother. Discusses temporary placement of the children with other individuals in St Clement. Refers to erratic financial and emotional support provided to the children by a father, noting parental contributions and the Education Accounts Department. Refers to the placement of Witness 154 and his siblings at Family Group Home [Blanche Pierre Family Group Home] with houseparents [Alan and Jane] Maguire. Refers to the death of a child's father. Provides details regarding the Care of Witness 154 and his siblings, mentioning Care and Control vested in their mother, and their admission to Voluntary Care at their mother's request. Comments on Witness 154's father's death, and Witness 154's progress at school, [Blanche Pierre], and within the Catholic Church, mentioning his participation in Mass as an alter boy. Suggests that in order to secure Witness 154's future, a Parental Rights Order should be secured in respect of him. Contains the initials of RD [Child Care Officer Richard Davenport].

Names

Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Services
Children's Department
Education Accounts Department
Magistrates Court
Social Services
Youth Court
Petty Debts Court
Davenport, Richard
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Skinner, A J

Keywords

St Clement | binding over orders | Children's Officers | Child Care Officers | childcare | Children | children's services | Correspondence | catholicism | care orders | children's homes | divorce | deaths | evidence | emotional abuse | families | Family Group Homes | fathers | houseparents | IJCI | Letters | mothers | marriages | Police | Parental Rights Orders | parental contributions | reports | stepfathers | siblings | voluntary care | violence | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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