Digital copy of a Page from Minutes of a Meeting of the [Children's] Sub-Committee. Undated, c. November 1976. [Some details redacted].

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November 1st 1976 - November 30th 1976

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Provides details relating to reports, Education Committee, Royal Court, families, pregnancy, abortion, Jersey law, nursing homes, Transport and General Workers Union (Jersey) Branch, Haut de la Garenne, residential child care staff, Haut de la Garenne Superintendent [Jim] Thomson, Director of Education, admissions, Le Rocquier School, education, staff, and resignations. 10. Family Group Homes - Child Care Service. Refers to Minutes of the [Children's] Sub-Committee dated 14 July 1976, and a Children's Officer's Report on the future of Child Care Services with reference particuarly to the Family Group Homes. Recommends to the Education Committee that Norcott Villa Family Group Home and Clos des Sables Family Group Home should be closed within the next two years, with the Norcott Villa property being returned to the owner, and the family at Norcott Villa moving to Le Squez [Blanche Pierre Family Group Home]. Notes intention that Clos des Sables Family Group Home would provide for disturbed adolescents above school age who could not be accommodated with the JAYF [Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship] Hostels. Recommends the running down of admissions to Norcott Villa and Clos des Sables Family Group Homes until only four children remain in accommodation, whereafter the houseparents would be given three months notice to the closing of their Family Group Home. Suggests that difficult and disturbed adolescents be boarded in suitable private households, in addition to provisions offered by the Education Committee, instead of sending individuals to establishments in the United Kingdom, mentioning cost. Refers to the current policy of Basil Lodge Hostel preventing vacancies at the hostel being filled by suitable boys. Notes absence of voluntary organisations in Jersey, mentioning Haut de la Garenne and national organisations.


Basil Lodge Hostel
Children's Benefit Interest Fund
Children's Sub-Committee
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship
Le Rocquier School
Royal Court
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Transport and General Workers Union
Thomson, Jim


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