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Digital copy of Minutes of Meetings of the [Brig-y-don Committee] between March and June 1981. [Some details redacted]. For [Margaret Holley]'s Witness Statement to the Inquiry, dated 15 May 2015, see C/D/AW2/B3/26/WS000575.
March 13th 1981 - June 12th 1981
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1. Minutes of a Meeting of the [Brig-y-don Committee] dated 13 March 1981. Lists those present, also noting apologies. Approves and signs Minutes of the previous meeting. Discusses Matters brought to the Committee's attention, such as a case discussion, admissions of children into care, and [Margaret Holley]'s argument of poor child care to place at child at Haut de la Garenne if the child had been placed at Brig-y-don previously, regardless of the States of Jersey's previous indication that less children would be placed at Brig-y-don due to the need to fill placements in the States of Jersey managed children's homes. Discussions other admissions and discharges of children to and from Brig-y-don. Notes [Margaret Holley]'s belief that a child orginally placed at Brig-y-don should be placed again at Brig-y-don on a second occasion. Notes [Margaret Holley]'s reference to incidents of bad child care with regards to placement of children in children's homes. Records suggestion by A J Scriven that [Margaret Holley] consult members of the [Brig-y-don Committee] prior to offering a child a free placement at Brig-y-don. Notes [Margaret Holley]'s response regarding her competency for her role, and the offer of her resignation. Provides details of Treasurer's Report, A.O.B [Any Other Business], and a discussion following the departure of [Margaret Holley] from the meeting. Notes action to be taken, and a discussion to be held between Reverend Peter Manton and [Margaret Holley]. 2. Minutes of a Meeting of the [Brig-y-don Committee] dated 10 April 1981. Lists those present, and notes apologies. Approves and signs Minutes of the previous meeting. Discusses Matters Arising, noting remarks made by [Margaret Holley] at the previous meeting. Notes discussion between Reverend P [Peter] Manton and [Margaret Holley] in which [Margaret Holley] was informed she had the full backing of the [Brig-y-don] Committee, but that she must consult Reverend [Peter] Manton before agreeing to admit a child to Brig-y-don for free. Discusses admissions and discharges relating to children placed at Brig-y-don. Notes [Margaret Holley]'s concerns about two families. Refers to staffing at Brig-y-don, mentioning a letter written by [Margaret Holley]. Provides details of the Financial Report, and A.O.B [Any Other Business], mentioning the prospective visit of Mrs [Celia] Whitelaw (wife of Home Secretary William Whitelaw] to Brig-y-don. 3. Minutes of a Meeting of the [Brig-y-don Committee] dated 8 May 1981. Lists those present, including [Margaret Holley], and notes apologies. Provides details relating to Minutes of the previous meeting, admissions to and discharges from Brig-y-don, Honorary Treasurer's Report, and Any Other Business. Refers to re-affirmation that [Margaret Holley] should be present at meetings of the [Brig-y-don Committee]. Refers to report by [Margaret Holley] on an individual child resident. Notes letter received by [Margaret Holley] from Government House regarding a visit from Home Secretary [William Whitelaw]. Refers to a vote of confidence, and an adoption of a motion supporting [Margaret Holley]. 4. Minutes of a Meeting of the [Brig-y-don Committee] dated 12 June 1981. Lists those present, including [Margaret Holley]. Notes apologies from individuals. Matters Arising: refers to possibility [Margaret Holley] could leave Brig-y-don, noting her unhappiness. Also refers to childcare, placing children privately at Brig-y-don, fostering, foster homes, La Préférence [Children's Home], a DHSS [Department of Health and Social Security] Report, Haut de la Garenne, Children's Office, [Director of Education] John] Rodhouse, and the Education Committe's policy to place children in States of Jersey operated establishments before considering the placement of children in private establishments. Notes report by [Margaret Holley] referring to admissions, daycare, the Playgroup, schools, and a child who may have to leave Brig-y-don. Nottes [Margaret Holley]'s distress relating to a child placed into care in another institution when the child had been previously placed at Brig-y-don]. Refers to [Margaret Holley]'s idea to include places for young children in the playgroup run during the day at Brig-y-don. AOB [Any Other Business]: refers to new blankets as requested by [Margaret Holley], Maison Le Riches [Maison Le Riche], out of date food, and Rosneath [Roseneath Hostel for Homeless Men].
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