Comments

Digital copy of an Officer's Report from CI [Civilian Investigator] Joseph Cunningham of Operation Rectangle to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer] of Operation Rectangle on the subject of allegations against members of the family of a housemother at Norcott Villa Family Group Home. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A3/11/WD005064

Date

May 27th 2009 - June 3rd 2009

Scope and Content

Refers to allegations of sexual abuse made by a former Norcott Villa Family Group Home resident against a housefather at Norcott Villa and the housefather's sons. Contains extract from a statement by the former Norcott Villa resident, mentioning previous houseparents, and replacement houseparents and sons aged 15 and 16. Refers to bragging comments having been made by the housefather. Refers to sexual abuse by the housefather and his sons whilst the former Norcott Villa resident was in his bedroom at Norcott Villa. Refers to the housefather's denial of the former Norcott Villa resident's request for a doctor. Refers to incident of physical abuse by the housefather involving boiling water and a kettle. Notes that due to research with DC [Detective Constable] [James] McGranahan, the housefather has been identified, as has the housemother. Refers to their births in 1947 and 1929 respectively. Containts extract from a statement by the former Norcott Villa resident describing sexual abuse by the housefather and the housefather's sons. Recalls one of the suns being forced to commit sexual abuse. Provides commentary regarding allegations made by the former Norcott Villa resident, mentioning a letter from the housemother related to the males alleged to have committed sexual abuse to [Children's Officer] C A Smith dated 13 April 1973. Refers to the former Norcott Villa resident's transfer to Haut de la Garenne. Refers to the housemother related to the males alleged to have committed sexual assault's employment at Haut de la Garenne dating from 1980, and her employment in Family Group Homes between 1962 and 1980. Refers to the hospitalisation of an individual. Refers to the employment of one of the housemother's sons, mentioning CI [Civilian Investigator] [A Howard] Harries, and the housemother's elderly age. Recommendation 1. Refers to the merging of names relating to the housemother of Norcott Villa related to the males alleged to have committed sexual abuse. Refers to extract from an individual regarding experiences of Norcott Villa. Refers to departure of houseparents, and the arrival of the housefather alleged to have committed sexual abuse and the housemother. Comments on incident where a boy was witnessed being dangled out of an upstairs window, and notes inability to recall which houseparents were in residence at the time. Provides commentary, referring to DC [Detective Constable] Mayman, and the boy concerned being unwilling to make a statement. Mentions DC [Detective Constable] Monaghan. Notes that the former Norcott Villa resident's lack of reference to such an incident in his statements. Contains extract from the statement of a [former Haut de la Garenne] resident, regarding memories of another [former Haut de la Garenne resident], and the Norcott Villa housemother during her employment at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls positive relationship with the former Norcott Villa housemother. Provides commentary noting the [former Haut de la Garenne] resident's lack of reference to assault by the former Norcott Villa housemother's husband or partner who is alleged to have committed sexual abuse against a former Norcott Villa resident. Contains an extract from a [female former Haut de la Garenne resident] recalling her experiences of the former Norcott Villa housemother, noting the differences between the former Norcott Villa housemother's interactions with staff and residents. Recalls the former Norcott Villa housemother comparing Haut de la Garenne residents to another individual, and that the former Norcott Villa housemother would physically reprimand children. Provides commentary regarding the disclosure by the [female former Haut de la Garenne resident], mentioning Third Party Disclosures, common assault allegations concerning the Norcott Villa houseparents, and unknown individuals. Refers to a lack of evidential value. Contains extract from a [former Haut de la Garenne resident] recalling their experiences of punishments involving a lack of clothes and standing outside on the metal fire escape, mentioning the former Norcott Villa housemother. Provides commentary regarding the incident as described by the [former Haut de la Garenne resident], mentioning offence abuse outside Jersey's limitations of proceedings. Concludes that allegations made against the Norcott Villa housefather and sons by the former Norcott Villa resident, if substantiated, would result in long prison sentences. Refers to allegations being uncorroborated and isolated. Notes that the former Norcott Villa resident has claimed for compensation regarding his treatment whilst in the care of the States of Jersey, and notes duty to interview suspects under caution. Comments that in relation to the Norcott Villa housemother there are third party allegations regarding victims who are not able to be identified at this time. Notes the Norcott Villa housemother's age and health; notes that due to a lack of evidence, a formal interview would be inappropriate. Submits report for information and consideration. Signed by [Civilian Investigator] [Joseph] Cunningham. Contains comments from DI [Detective Inspector] A [Alison] Fossey, agreeing to conclusions, and referring to an I/v [interivew] of 3 males by DDC [Detective Constable] [James] McGranahan and DC [Detective Constable] [Kim] Newth.

Names

Haut de la Garenne
Norcott Villa Family Group Home
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
States of Jersey
Cunningham, Joseph, Civilian Investigator
Fossey, Alison, Detective Inspector
Harries, A Howard, Civilian Investigator
Monaghan, Stephen, Detective Constable
McGranahan, James, Detective Constable
Newth, Kim, Detective Constable
Smith, C A

Keywords

Norcott Villa, Norcott Road | abuse | allegations | assaults | behaviour | Correspondence | Children's Officers | child abuse | childcare | children's services | Civilian Investigators | Children | compensation | children's homes | Detective Constables | employment | evidence | Family Group Homes | families | fostering | houseparents | health | IJCI | interviews | Letters | Officer's Reports | prisons | punishments | physical abuse | Police | police reports | residents | social workers | sexual abuse | staff | statements | witnesses | witness statements

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1 pdf file

Language

English
French

Level of description

file

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