Digital copy of Exhibit CW6: Pages 59 and 60 of a Report on the Inspection of the Children's Section, States of Jersey by Social Work Service Officers David Lambert and Elizabeth Wilkinson of the Department of Health and Social Security, February and March 1981. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Christine Wilson's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 31 July 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/9/WS000626].

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February 1st 1981 - March 31st 1981

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Includes residential care provided by the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to La Préférence Voluntary Home. Provides details about La Préférence, including an overview of the background, history and funding of La Préférence, and details of its capacity, location, nature of admissions, the building, and the staffing of the home. Names [Christine Wilson] as the Superintendent, referring to her having run the Home with her husband for 10 years. Refers to plans to reorganise the bedroom accommodation in the main house, noting plans for the girls and [Christine Wilson and her husband's] rooms to be on the first floor. Also notes that staffing consists of [Christine Wilson and her husband], fully resident, and two full-time housemothers who live locally, as well as domestics and assistant housemothers. Includes comments about the atmosphere at the Home and comments by [Christine Wilson's husband] regarding discipline at La Préférence, highlighting considerable strain on [Christine Wilson and her husband] at weekends. Also refers to positive remarks by [Christine Wilson] regarding links with the Children's Section, the Children's Officer and the Child Care Officers. Notes concern at recent change of policy of the Educaiton Committee in considering vacancies in the children's home before voluntary sector provision can be considered for individual placements, noting comments by [Christine Wilson] on the matter regarding impact on the function and purpose of La Préférence. Also includes comments about Brig-y-Don Voluntary Children's Home, providing details about its background, history, location, capacity, accommodation and admissions policy.


Holley, Margaret
Lambert, David
Wilkinson, Elizabeth
Wilson, Christine
Department of Health and Social Security
Department of Health and Social Security Social Work Service
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
La Préférence Children's Home
Lions Club of Jersey
Rotary Club of Jersey
States of Jersey
Vegetarian Society


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