Digital copy of Exhibit MD17: Page 1 of Children's Section Annual Report 1962. [Signed by Patricia L Thornton, Children's Officer]. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Margaret Davies' Witness Statement to the Inquiry, dated 11 June 2015, [C/D/AW2/B2/20/WS000606]. For [Margaret Davies'] Witness Statement to States of Jersey Police and the Inquiry, dated 11 March 2008, see C/D/AW2/B2/20/WD00572.

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1962 - 1962

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Refers to adaptations carried out at Haut de la Garenne, considerable movement of children at Haut de la Garenne and Westaway Crèche including the reception of children into care because of behaviour problems and reference a girl from Haut de la Garenne winning an open scholarship to the Jersey College for Girls. Refers to the difficulties associated with employment in residential care as experienced by Margaret Davies, an individual, and staff at Haut de la Garenne. Also refers to a visit by Lady Erskine and remarks about the second Foster Parents Get Together held in May [1961] at the Pomme D'Or Hotel. Refers to a baby joining the Nicholson Park [Family Group Home]. Provides details about the number of children in the care of the Education Committee on the 31 December 1962 in foster homes, lodgings and hostel, the Family Group Home, Haut de la Garenne, Westaway Crèche and other residential establishments including Boys' Army and Merchant Navy. Compares the number of children in care per thousand of the population to the average in Great Britain. Also refers to remand work, children in Approved Schools in England, after care provision and children privately placed by their parents in foster homes and supervised by child care staff.


Boys' Army
Children's Services
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey College for Girls
Merchant Navy
Nicholson Park Family Group Home
Pomme D'Or Hotel
States of Jersey
Westaway Crèche
Davies, Margaret
Erskine, Lady
Thornton, Patricia


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