Digital copy of Exhibit JR13: Pages 47 and 65 to 71 of the 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. Used as evidence in relation to John Rodhouse's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 22 July 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/22/WS000612].

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February 1st 1981 - March 31st 1981

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Includes comments about the residential provision at Haut de la Garenne. Includes comments about the provision for short-stay and long-stay children, capacity to accommodate larger families and remarks about its location. Includes comments about staff development, including remarks about the opportunities for further training, naming the Central Training Council for Education and Training in Social Work as the appropriate body to advise on all aspects of training and staff development. Refers to the issue of limited cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches, outlining possible solutions to this problem with regards to training. Also includes comments about the problem of recruitment and details possible solutions to issues of training. Details conclusions and recommendations, particularly in relation to general policy, premises, workload, staff roles, monitoring and case reviews, fostering, adoption and child abuse.


Lambert, David
Rodhouse, John
Wilkinson, Elizabeth
Brig-y-Don Children's Home
Children's Services
Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work
Department of Health and Social Security
Department of Health and Social Security Social Work Service
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Haut de la Garenne
States of Jersey


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