Digital copy of a Newscutting of an article by Marc Scriven in the Jersey Evening Post titled Heart-broken foster mother: but she still has her permit. Undated, c. 1968. [Some details redacted].

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1968 - 1968

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Provides details of an account of a child being taken away from her foster mother by the Children's Office. Refers to a letter published in the Evening Post from the foster mother complaining that a baby girl whom she cared for for two years was given to a new foster mother whilst she was in hospital and that the authorities have not allowed her to have the child back since her discharge from hospital. Includes comments by the foster mother providing her account of the situation, referring to her experience of fostering children from France and Australia, remarks about the situation and impact of it on her willingness to foster children in future. Also includes comments by Miss P L Thornton, Children's Officer about the child being in need of long-term care and expression of gratitude to the foster mother for her valuable contribution to fostering.


Scriven, Marc
Thornton, Patricia
Children's Office
Jersey Evening Post


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