Digital copy of Newscuttings from the Jersey Evening Post about the death of a child in private foster care in December 1978. [Some details redacted]. For David Castledine’s Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 8 July 2015, see C/D/AW2/B3/11/WS000609.

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December 11th 1978 - July 19th 1979

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• Article dated 19 July 1979 titled Inquiry report on the death of [a child in private foster care]. Includes the full contents of a report by John Rodhouse, Director of Education and Dr Antony Essex-Cater, Medical Officer of Health of an inquiry to look into the circumstances which culminated in the death of [a child in private foster care] in December 1978 so far as they concerned the child care and the health visiting services. • Article dated 18 July 1979 titled The death of a child. Responds to remarks contained in the report published by the Director of Education and the Medical Officer of Health about there having been a suggestion of trial of implication by the media. • Article dated 18 July 1979 by Katie Ball titled Baby case: Are you satisfied? Details comments by States Members including Senator Jane Sandeman, Deputy John Rothwell and Deputy Ann Baal regarding the report by the Director of Education and the Medical Officer of Health. • Article dated 29 June 1979 by Katie Ball titled Foster child inquiry: Children's Office 'knew of previous incidents'. Refers to calls by Senator Jane Sandeman for a fully inquiry into the case of the death of the foster following an investigation by the Jersey Evening Post, and details information to have come to light regarding the Children's Office having been aware of previous allegations of physical abuse made against [the foster mother]. • Article dated 27 June 1979 titled Battered child: Neighbours deny responsibility. Relates to denial by neighbours of allegations by the Children's Office that they could have prevented the death of a child battered by his foster mother. • Article dated 23 June 1979 by Katie Ball titled Child-battering: Neighbours blamed for silence. Details allegations by Charles Smith, Children's Officer that there was a conspiracy of silence by neighbours of the child battered to death by his foster mother. • Article dated [21] June 1979 by Four years for foster mother / Foster mother jailed. Relates to the sentencing of the foster mother to four years' imprisonment for manslaughter following the death of a two-year-old child in her care. • Article dated 11 December 1978 by John Jacques titled Foster mother charged with child's murder. Relates to a foster mother having been charged with murdering a two-year-old boy who was in her care.


Baal, Anne, Deputy
Bailhache, Philip
Ball, Katie
Baxter, Donald
Bullon, Roy
Castledine, David
Denyer, Derek
Ereaut, Sir Frank, Bailiff of Jersey 1975 - 1985
Essex-Cater, Antony, Dr
Ford, Doré
Gallichan, Sydney, Centenier
Huelin, Gwyneth, Senator
Hunt, David
Jacques, John
Jeune, Philip
Jeune, Reg, Senator
Mant, Keith, Professor
Mellor, Brian
Morecambe, Eric
Payne, Stan
Rodhouse, John
Rothwell, John, Deputy
Sandeman, Jane, Senator
Shenton, Dick, Senator
Skinner, Anton
Smith, Charles
Tarver, John
Wade, Dick
Whittaker, Marion, Advocate
Wilde, L A
Wise, Ernie
Attorney General
Children's Department
Children's Office
Children's Services
Children's Sub-Committee
Department of Health and Social Security
Education Committee
Education Department
Establishment Committee
Family Welfare Centre
Grands Vaux School
Health and Social Services Committee
Jersey Electricity Company
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey General Hospital
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police
Solidor, The (Ferry)


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