Digital copy of Exhibit GW6: Letter of Recommendation in respect of Gordon Wateridge and a female member of staff at Haut de la Garenne from the Director of Education to J Llewellyn, Director of Social Services, [Oxford] Social Services Department. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Gordon Claude Wateridge's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 15 March 2016 [C/D/AW2/B2/17/WS000742].

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January 18th 1974 - January 18th 1974

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Refers to applications by Wateridge and a female member of staff at Haut de la Garenne for the posts of Houseparents with Llewellyn's Authority. Notes their employment in charge of the Senior Group at Haut de la Garenne since November 1970. Provides an overview of the Senior Group, mentioning age range of residents and reasons for admission to the Group. Notes Wateridge's lack of formal qualifications, mentioning his experience as a carpenter and formely in the Regular Army. Includes comments about Wateridge's personality, organisation and aptitude in his role at Haut de la Garenne. Also includes comments about the female's personality and attitude to children. Cites differences in opinion of Wateridge and the female member of staff with the new Superintendent at Haut de la Garenne as reason for their application, finishing with a final assessment of their suitability for the position to which they are applying.


Llewellyn, John
Rodhouse, John
Wateridge, Gordon Claude
British Army
Education Department
Haut de la Garenne
Oxford Social Services Department


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