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Digital copy of Historic Abuse Redress Scheme Documentation: Jean Pamela Neil's Social Services Records. [Some details redacted].
1935 - September 9th 2010
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• Summary of Information about Grouville Home for Girls in respect of Jean Pamela Neil (Parker) Refers to Grouville Home for Girls opening in 1862 and closing in 1959 whereafter children moved to Haut de la Garenne becoming a mixed children's homes. Refers to information elicited from annual reports for the period 1935-1938, noting that number of children in the Home throughout 1935. Notes that no records or photographs are available for the period from 1939 to 1946. Provides details about Jean Pamela Parker, notig that she was born in 1935 at Jersey General Hospital and admitted to Grouville on 16 October 1941 with fees for her upkeep chargeable to the Prison Board. Notes that she was discharged from the Home in January 1951 to work in St Saviour. Also includes details about other former residents of the Home, including years of birth, admission dates, discharge dates and entitities to which chargeable. • Photograph of the Female Orphan's Home, Grouville, Jersey. • Newscutting of an article entitled When we were very young in 1938 by Meridian in the Under the Clock feature in the Jersey Evening Post, 1988. [For details, see C/D/AW1/A4/9/WD000157/1]. • Photographs of the Jersey Female Orphans' Home/Jersey Home for Girls, including the building, residents and staff. • Pages 116 and 117 from Remember When? published by La Haule Books, 1995. Includes comments about the Westaway Crèche referring to its location on the corner of Saville Street and Rouge Bouillon and legacy of Julia Westaway. Includes recollections of working in the Westaway Crèche from December 1946, commenting on the health and condition of children citing the impact of the Occupation. Includes remarks about attitudes towards children, noting that family visits were rare. Describes changes implemented following their arrival in respect of provision of clothing and trips out for the children. Compares life for children at Westaway Crèche compared to the regimes of the Homes and remarks about the lack of rights of children in care, referring to the publication of children's case histories in the Jersey Evening Post and general lack of protection afforded to children. Also recalls the first time they saw the nuns and children from Sacré Coeur Orphanage, commenting on the children's unhappiness and clothing. Comments on class consciousness in Jersey, referring to the Poor Law and Parish Relief and describing institutionalised child care and regard for the poor as Dickensian. • Newscuttings of an article in the Jersey Evening Post by Elaine Hanning about the Jersey Female Orphans' Home/Jersey Home for Girls entitled Memories of home life, March 1993. Includes recollections of residents about life at the Home. Includes remarks about punishment at the Home including the application of corporal punishment. Includes recollections of life at the Home during the Occupation and events after the Liberation. • Newscuttings of an article in the Jersey Evening Post by Elaine Hanning about the Jersey Female Orphans' Home/Jersey Home for Girls entitled Memories of home life, March 1993. [For details, C/D/AW1/A4/9/WD000157/7]. • Newscutting of an article by Elaine Hanning entitled Putting the record straight in the Jersey Evening Post, December 1996. [For details, C/D/AW1/A4/9/WD000157/1]. • Contact Sheets dated 6 September 2010 and 9 September 2010 concerning details of contact with two sisters. Refers to an application to view records held on her family when they were in care at Grouville Home for Girls in the 1930s onwards. Provides remarks about her time in care and her contact with police regarding the historic abuse investigation. Provides details of record check with Jersey Archives, referring to discovery of an entry in the admissions register for the Jersey Female Orphans' Home. States that only registers remain and that no actual records were kept of Grouville Home for Girls. Refers to Sue Doyle meeting the sisters who shared their newspaper cuttings, old photographs of the Home and provided a history of the family. Describes desire to obtain details about why they were placed into care and disclosure of accounts of physical and sexual abuse that they witnessed or knew about. Refers to a book written by two brothers who spoke about abuse. Provides details of information provided to the sisters by Sue [Doyle] and advice for them to go to Jersey Archives to view registers and to visit the local library or Jersey Evening Post to look at their archives. Refers to the sisters visiting the office having spent time at Jersey Archives, noting that the sisters were given copies of their parents' marriage certificate and information found for them on the rates register.
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