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Digital copy of Pages 60 to 62 of the [Report on the Inspection of the Children's Section, States of Jersey, by Social Work Service Officers David Lambert and Elizabeth Wilkinson of the Department of Health and Social Security]. [Some details redacted]. [Undated, c. February to March 1981].
February 1st 1981 - March 31st 1981
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Provides details relating to Brig-y-don Children's Home, mentioning the property's history as a convalescent home for sick children and a nursery. Notes that Brig-y-don continues to specialise in care for the younger child and toddler age group, and refers the local NNEB [National Nursery Examination Board] course operating at Brig-y-don. Provides details of children accommodated at Brig-y-don, and children potentially to be admitted in the future, mentioning a holiday for parents and the baby of an unmarried girl. States that children are admitted due to private arrangements or as a result of intervention from Child Care Officers. Notes that whilst the Children's Section must pay £49 per week per child that they have placed at Brig-y-don, payments private placements are judged on an individual basis. Refers to the lack of short-stay foster homes in Jersey, and the increased burden put upon Brig-y-don as a result, mentioning hospitalisation of parents and confinement of mothers. Provides details of the atmosphere within Brig-y-don, the responsibilities expected of the children, and the daily routine. Describes the grounds at Brig-y-don. Lists staff employed at Brig-y-don, mentioning their qualifications. Comments on both the residential and daily playgroup element at Brig-y-don, listing charges. Describes the Committee managing Brig-y-don, mentioning chairman Reverend Peter Manton, the Children's Officer [C A Smith], and the Medical Officer of Health. Discusses concern expressed regarding a change in the policy of the Education Committee regarding the consideration of States [of Jersey] Children's Homes as placements for children prior to approaches for placements being made to the voluntary sector. Notes concerns for Brig-y-don's financial viability, and for children affected. Concludes that Brig-y-don's provision of a wide range or residential services for children should be considered by those planning the future of Children's Services on the island. [For a partial copy of Pages 60 to 62 of the Report on the Inspection of the Children's Section, States of Jersey, by Social Work Officers David Lambert and Elizabeth Wilkinson of the Department of Health and Social Security with differing levels of redaction, see C/D/AW1/A3/3/WD005017].
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