Digital copy of Case Notes by a Child Care Officer concerning the fostering of Witness 167 and her sibling. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 167's Witness Statements to the States of Jersey Police, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/12.

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December 15th 1967 - January 11th 1968

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• Case Note dated 15 December 1967. Refers to enquiries made by a foster mother formerly employed at Haut de la Garenne regarding the possibility of acting as a foster mother to Witness 167 and her sibling. Notes that the woman had shown interest in the children whilst they were at Haut de la Garenne and used to take them out. Includes remarks about her history of contact with the children, referring to her explanation as to why she used to take out Witness 167 more than her sibling. Refers to arrangements made for the children to spend the night with the prospective foster mother before returning to Haut de la Garenne prior to any permanent arrangements being made. • Case Note dated 18 December 1967. Provides details of a conversation with the prospective foster mother about the weekend with Witness 167 and her sibling. Refers to willingness of the foster mother to have the children over the Christmas period and agreement to allow the children to remain with her should there be no difficulties over Christmas. Includes remarks about the children's positive response to the weekend and their prospective foster mother. Outlines arrangements for the prospective foste rmother to collect the children from Haut de la Garenne on Christmas Eve. • Case Note dated 19 December 1967. Provides details of fruitless efforts to contact [the parents of Witness 167 and her sibling] to explain the future plans for the children. • Case Note dated 10 January 1968. Refers to a visit to the foster mother to see whether Witness 167 and her sibling were settling down. Includes remarks about a positive change in Witness 167's sibling's outlook and personality and relationship between the children and the foster parents. Includes note that Witness 167 had taken longer to settle than her sibling, referring to intial separation anxiety. Notes request for more clothes and a push chair. • Case Note dated 11 January 1968. Refers to another attempt to contact [Witness 167's parents].


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