Digital copy of a former Haut de la Garenne member of staff's Witness Statement to States of Jersey Police. Signature witnessed by CI [Civilian Investigator] [Paul] Goddard. [Some details redacted]. For [Margaret Davies'] Witness Statements to States of Jersey Police and the Inquiry, dated 11 March 2008 and 11 June 2015 respectively, see C/D/AW2/B2/20/WD00572 and C/D/AW2/B2/20/WS000606.

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April 7th 2009 - April 7th 2009

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Provides details of early life, education, and career in childcare, prior to employment at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls interview ahead of employment at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning [Superintendent] Colin Tilbrook and others. Provides details of the layout of Haut de la Garenne, and division of responsibilities between staff, also mentioning Faye Campbell. Refers to [Margaret Davies] as a member of staff, noting that [Margaret Davies] and another member of staff were assumed to be responsible for treating children who were not well or had become injured. Notes that visits to teachers or doctors were made by a member of staff responsible for the child in question. Recalls that staff were not allowed to make physical contact with the children, and lists alternative punishments to corporal punishment. Recalls the daily routine at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning education for children at Grouville School or St Martin's School. Comments on Colin Tilbrook's attitude with staff and residents. Names children at Haut de la Garenne, and refers to reasons for their admission to Haut de la Garenne such as parents' admission to St Saviour's [Hospital], or drug and alcohol dependency. Refers to introduction to husband, and husband's employment at Haut de la Garenne. Notes allegation made by a Haut de la Garenne resident against the member of staff's husband, and reasons for why the allegation could not be true. Refers to transfer to England with husband six months after the complaint. Recalls reunion of staff members on Jersey during 2007, mentioning Haut de la Garenne's function as a youth hostel, and a chance meeting with a former Haut de la Garenne resident.


Dolphin Hotel and Restaurant
Grouville School
Haut de la Garenne
National Nursery Examination Board
Operation Rectangle
Social Services
States of Jersey Police
St Martin's School
Campbell, Faye
Davies, Margaret
Goddard, Paul, Civilian Investigator
Tilbrook, Colin


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