Digital copy of Exhibit 21: Children's Section Annual Report 1963. Signed by Patricia L Thornton, Children's Officer. [Some details redacted].

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1963 - 1963

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Includes comments about the overall picture of children in the care of the Education Committee, referring to children privately placed in foster homes and children being supervised. Describes considerable movements of children, referring to children admitted due to ill health of mother and an increase in short stay foster homes for babies pending adoption placement. Refers to the admission of children to Haut de la Garenne because of behaviour problems, reference to capacity at Haut de la Garenne and Westaway Crèche and remarks about difficulties finding foster homes for children, referring to the opening of two new Family Group Homes in 1964. Includes remarks about the family at 46 Nicholson Park and the policy at Haut de la Garenne with respect to arrangements regarding employment and accommodation for children, referring to help provided by the Rotary Vocational Guidance Committee. Also includes details of achievements by children in care. Includes details about children's holidays for 1963, a new venture organised by the Constable of Trinity and remarks about the annual Foster Parents Get Together at the Pomme d'Or Hotel on 15 May [1963], referring to talk by Dr M Collins. Also includes comments about the comprehensive nature of the work of the Child Care Section, referring to the number of families helped by the Children's Department and number of visits to the Children's Office. Includes comments about after care for children from Approved Schools, work with unmarried mothers and information about staff at the Children's Office and Haut de la Garenne and Westaway Crèche including staffing changes, retirements and appointments. Also includes reflections on progress during 1963, remarks about help and support provided by third parties and members of the public, and an outline of aims for 1964 in respect of the wellbeing of the family and welfare of the children. Includes tables of figures showing comparative child care costs between Jersey and counties and county boroughs in England, age groups of children in care at 31 December 1963 at the expense of the authorities and at the expense of the parents and the total caseload of the Children's Department. Includes tables of figures showing the reasons for admissions to and discharges from Westaway Crèche and Haut de la Garenne and reasons for children placed in and discharged from foster homes at the expense of the authorities and privately. Also includes tables showing the overall picture of admissions to and discharges from care in 1963, categories of all children in care at 31 December 1963 at the expense of the authorities and at the expense of the parents, and reasons for care for children at Haut de la Garenne.


Aveson, Eileen
Beaumont, J
Bygrave, Lois
Collins, M, Dr
Green, Deputy
Smith, Charles
Thornton, Patricia
Arethusa (Ship)
Basil Lodge Boys' Hostel
Church of England Children's Society
Constable of Trinity
Diocese of Portsmouth Catholic Child Welfare Society
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Elizabeth House
Guernsey Education Committee
Haut de la Garenne
Hostel for Working Boys
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship Hostel for Working Boys
Maison de la Martine
Nazareth Home Nursery
Nicholson Park Family Group Home
Pomme D'Or Hotel
Rotary Vocational Guidance Committee
Royal Court
Sacré Coeur Orphanage
St Helier Assistance Board
Westaway Crèche


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