Digital copy of an Application Form relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].

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September 25th 2012 - September 25th 2012

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1. Personal details: includes personal details of Witness 220. 3. Details of care: refers to Witness 220's tenure in the residential care of the States of Jersey, mentioning placements at Haut de la Garenne between 20 April 1966 and 9 June 1969. States that other siblings were also sent to Haut de la Garenne due to Witness 220's parents' seperation. Names other children in care with Witness 220. 4. Abuse alleged to have taken place: refers to attached letter. Names perpetrators of abuse. States that there are no witnesses to abuse. 5. Criminal proceedings: did not confide in another individual about the abuse or report the abuse due to the nature of the abuse and Witness 220's fear. 6. Criminal proceedings: states no knowledge of any criminal proceedings against two individuals. 11. Declaration of truthfulness: signed by Witness 220. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records: signed by Witness 220 on 25 September 2012. Attached letter detailing abuse alleged to have taken place. Refers to the placements of Witness 220 and his siblings at Sacre Coeur, Brig-Y-Don, and Haut de la Garenne due to his mother's pregnancies or her inability to cope following her seperation from Witness 220's father. Describes experiencing physical abuse at Sacre Coeur. Refers to positive experiences at Brig-Y-Don. Comments on traumatic move to Haut de la Garenne, describing the size of the Haut de la Garenne building and the size of the other children. Recalls bullying by other children that was not taken seriously by Haut de la Garenne staff. Details physical and sexual abuse by a member of staff, mentioning showers, and caning. Recalls reporting abuse to an individual who authorised the caning of Witness 220 and Witness 220's placement in a cell. Recalls remaining in solitary confinement for a long time, also mentioning absconding from Haut de la Garenne and being returned to the property by Police. Describes physical and sexual abuse by a second [member of staff]. Comments on fear that his sexual orientation would be questioned if he reported abuse, and that his reports of abuse would not be relieved. Refers to having blocked out the abuse and not reporting the abuse to family, friends, or his psychiatrist. Refers to departure from Jersey to an Approved School, and misbehaviour prior to his beginning further education. Comments that he has not been in trouble [with the law] for over 26 years. Describes mental health difficulties, mentioning suicidal thoughts at Haut de la Garenne and during adult life. Refers to recent return to Jersey, and discovery of the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Notes wish complaints of abuse could have been addressed in the past.


Brig-y-Don Children's Home
Haut de la Garenne
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
Sacré Coeur
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Social Services


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