Comments

Digital copy of an Application Form relating to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates in respect of Winifred Lockhart. [Some details redacted]. For Winifred Lockhart's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 12 August 2014, see C/D/AW1/B2/15/WS000006.

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Reference

C/D/AW1/A4/5/WD000013

Date

April 27th 2012 - April 27th 2012

Scope and Content

Letter from Pannone LLP Solicitors to Mourant Ozannes dated 27 April 2012 enclosing Historic Abuse Redress Scheme documentation in respect of Winifred Lockhart. Application Form. Includes personal details of Winifred Margaret Lockhart, listing surname at birth as Proper. Claimaint's representative: refers to Alan Collins of Pannone LLP Solicitors. Details of care: refers to full time residential care of the States of Jersey from 1943 until circa 1958, naming Jersey Home for Girls and Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Winifred Lockhart's Children's Services file for relevant family background information as well as details of other children in care with Winifred Lockhart. Abuse alleged to have taken place: refers to emotional and physical abuse between 1943 and 1958, mentioning a statement to States of Jesey Police and letter of claim dated 4 February 2009. Names perpetrators of abuse and refers to lack of awareness regarding witnesses to abuse. Complaints of abuse: raised complaints to [Children's Officer] Patricia Thornton and a psychiatrist at the General Hospital when Winifred Lockhart was aged approximately 13 or 14. Criminal proceedings: refers to statement to States of Jersey Police dated 7 September 2009. Previous civil proceedings: refers to Letter of Claim sent to Mourant Ozannes. Declaration of truthfulness: signed by Winifred Lockhart on 27 April 2012. Signature witnessed by Solicitor Alan Collins. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: 1. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records: signed by Winifred Lockhart on 24 April 2012. Names Dr Josephine Ridgway. 2. States of Jersey Police contact details and consent form in relation to statement provided to Police by Winifred Lockhart in the presence of [Civilian Investigator] [Paul] Goddard at a Solicitors' Office on 7 September 2009. 3. Winifred Lockhart's witness statement to States of Jersey Police as part of Operation Rectangle. Signature witnessed by CI [Civilian Investigator] P [Paul] Goddard. Early Life and Background Refers to birth as Winifred Margaret Proper to mother Winifred Ada Proper. Refers to mother's other illegitimate children, and mother's death from tuberculosis dated 1945. Institutions Refers to placement at Westaway Creche, before transfer to the Jersey Home for Girls at the age of 5. Provides details of staff at Jersey Home for Girls, and recalls up to 120 girls as being resident. Refers to fostering placement at the age of 7 for 2 years. Notes that a social worker would occassionally visit Winifred Lockhart in her fostering placement. Describes concerns raised at school over Winifred Lockhart's health and appearance during her fostering placement, mentioning headlice, ringworm, septic chicken pox, admission to hospital, and return to the Jersey Home for Girls. Refers to other fostering placements. Refers to transfer to the Boys Home at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning that she was the first girl to be admitted there. Recalls awaking at Haut de la Garenne to the sound of boys screaming, and refers to complaints made to individuals who oversaw the institution. Absconded from Haut de la Garenne after being hit in the face, only to be returned to Haut de la Garenne by friend Barbara Brown née Bougart's grandmother. Recalls appointments with psychiatrist Dr Wishard [Dr J Wishart] who did not believe her complaint. Recalls making a complaint to a female member of [Haut de la Garenne] staff who also did not believe her. Refers to admission to the General Hospital for a week, and discharge from Haut de la Garenne to the care of her uncle. Notes warning to uncle by Patricia Thornton regarding Winifred Lockhart's behaviour. Recalls names of children from her childhood. Recalls education at St Peter's School. Social Services Recalls Patricia Thornton's appointment at Children's Officer, following a riot in a children's home in the early 1950s. Notes that prior to Patricia Thornton's arrival there was no provision for welfare on Jersey, and that Patricia Thornton subsequently became Chief Welfare Officer. Describes relationship with Patricia Thornton, recalling her visit after Winifred Lockhart threw a bowl of porridge. Recalls Patricia Thornton alerting the Police who removed Winifred Lockhart to the Boys Home [Jersey Home for Boys] at Haut de la Garenne around the ages of 12 or 13. Comments on distrust of Patricia Thornton's position as reasoning for not confiding in her regarding abuse and treatment, noting belief that Winifred Lockhart was regarded by Patricia Thornton as a rebel and so therefore would not be believed. Refers to appointments with Dr [Louise] O'Mara [O'Meara]. Abuse and Consequences Provides details of physical abuse at Jersey Home for Girls. Provides details of emotional and physical abuse in her first foster placement. Refers to physical abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to an indecent assault by a man who examined Winifred Lockhart when she had a sore throat. Recalls remembering the indecent assault whilst a doctor examined her son for mumps. Recalls speaking to medical staff at a General Hospital about her treatment and history during an admission in the 1960s. States that friend Barbara Brown née Bougart was aware of abuse and treatment taking place. Life after leaving Care Left for employment in England at the age of 15, noting permission gained from Patricia Thornton due to Winifred Lockhart's designation as a ward of court. Refers to current civil claim against the States of Jersey for their treatment of Winifred Lockhart, assisted by solicitor [Alan] Collins. States that she has not spoken to Police about her experiences previously, but has been interviewed by the BBC [British Broadcasting Corporation], and discussed her experiences with her husband and [Alan] Collins. Recalls conversations with Patricia Thornton prior to Patricia Thornton's death, noting that Winifred Lockhart still did not tell Patricia Thornton the full extent of her experiences. [For a copy of this witness statement with differing levels of redaction, see C/D/AW1/A4/5/WD000012]. 4. States of Jersey Police contact details and consent form in relation to statement provided to Police by Winifred Lockhart in the presence of [Civilian Investigator] [Paul] Goddard at a Solicitors' Office on 7 September 2009. 5. Winifred Lockhart's witness statement to States of Jersey Police as part of Operation Rectangle. Signature witnessed by CI [Civilian Investigator] P [Paul] Goddard. Early Life and Background Refers to birth as Winifred Margaret Proper to mother Winifred Ada Proper. Refers to mother's other illegitimate children, and mother's death from tuberculosis dated 1945. Institutions Refers to placement at Westaway Creche, before transfer to the Jersey Home for Girls at the age of 5. Provides details of staff at Jersey Home for Girls, and recalls up to 120 girls as being resident. Refers to fostering placement at the age of 7 for 2 years. Notes that a social worker would occassionally visit Winifred Lockhart in her fostering placement. Describes concerns raised at school over Winifred Lockhart's health and appearance during her fostering placement, mentioning headlice, ringworm, septic chicken pox, admission to hospital, and return to the Jersey Home for Girls. Refers to other fostering placements. Refers to transfer to the Boys Home at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning that she was the first girl to be admitted there. Recalls awaking at Haut de la Garenne to the sound of boys screaming, and refers to complaints made to individuals who oversaw the institution. Absconded from Haut de la Garenne after being hit in the face, only to be returned to Haut de la Garenne by friend Barbara Brown née Bougart's grandmother. Recalls appointments with psychiatrist Dr Wishard [Dr J Wishart] who did not believe her complaint. Recalls making a complaint to a female member of [Haut de la Garenne] staff who also did not believe her. Refers to admission to the General Hospital for a week, and discharge from Haut de la Garenne to the care of her uncle. Notes warning to uncle by Patricia Thornton regarding Winifred Lockhart's behaviour. Recalls names of children from her childhood. Recalls education at St Peter's School. Social Services Recalls Patricia Thornton's appointment at Children's Officer, following a riot in a children's home in the early 1950s. Notes that prior to Patricia Thornton's arrival there was no provision for welfare on Jersey, and that Patricia Thornton subsequently became Chief Welfare Officer. Describes relationship with Patricia Thornton, recalling her visit after Winifred Lockhart threw a bowl of porridge. Recalls Patricia Thornton alerting the Police who removed Winifred Lockhart to the Boys Home [Jersey Home for Boys] at Haut de la Garenne around the ages of 12 or 13. Comments on distrust of Patricia Thornton's position as reasoning for not confiding in her regarding abuse and treatment, noting belief that Winifred Lockhart was regarded by Patricia Thornton as a rebel and so therefore would not be believed. Refers to appointments with Dr [Louise] O'Mara [O'Meara]. Abuse and Consequences Provides details of physical abuse at Jersey Home for Girls. Provides details of emotional and physical abuse in her first foster placement. Refers to physical abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to an indecent assault by a man who examined Winifred Lockhart when she had a sore throat. Recalls remembering the indecent assault whilst a doctor examined her son for mumps. Recalls speaking to medical staff at a General Hospital about her treatment and history during an admission in the 1960s. States that friend Barbara Brown née Bougart was aware of abuse and treatment taking place. Life after leaving Care Left for employment in England at the age of 15, noting permission gained from Patricia Thornton due to Winifred Lockhart's designation as a ward of court. Refers to current civil claim against the States of Jersey for their treatment of Winifred Lockhart, assisted by solicitor [Alan] Collins. States that she has not spoken to Police about her experiences previously, but has been interviewed by the BBC [British Broadcasting Corporation], and discussed her experiences with her husband and [Alan] Collins. Recalls conversations with Patricia Thornton prior to Patricia Thornton's death, noting that Winifred Lockhart still did not tell Patricia Thornton the full extent of her experiences. [For a copy of this witness statement with differing levels of redaction, see C/D/AW1/A4/5/WD000012]. 6. Letter from Dr Stuart Robinson to Dyer Burdett and Company Solicitors and Advocates dated 23 April 2008 regarding Winifred Margaret Lockhart's full medical records. 7. Letter from Health and Social Services Information Governance Manager Michelle Cabot to Winifred Lockhart dated 4 May 2010. Refers to Winifred Margaret Lockhart's request for a copy of her Children's Services records to be sent to her solicitors Verisona Law. Offers opportunity for Winifred Margaret Lockhart to review her records with a member of Health and Social Services staff or an individual in England prior to her records being sent to Verisona Law. Requests that Winifred Margaret Lockhart to contact Health and Social Services so that a time can be arranged to review her Children's Services file, or to sign the form attached to the letter so that Health and Social Services can send her Children's Services file direct to Verisona Law. Includes blank copy of form confirming that records should be sent direct to Solicitor/Advocate, and copy of form confirming that records should be sent direct to Solicitor/Advocate signed by Winifred Margaret Lockhart née Proper dated 20 May 2010.

Names

British Broadcasting Corporation
Children's Services
Dyer Burdett Gray Purdue Limited
Historic Abuse Redress Scheme
Haut de la Garenne
Health and Social Services
Jersey Home for Boys
Jersey Home for Boys
Jersey General Hospital
Lacey Advocates
Mourant Ozannes
Pannone Solicitors
States of Jersey
St Peter's School
Verisona Law
Collins, Alan
Cabot, Michelle
Goddard, Paul, Civilian Investigator
Lockhart, Winifred Margaret
Ridgway, Josephine, Dr
Robinson, Stuart, Dr
Thornton, Patricia
Wishart, J W, Dr

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