Digital copy of a Report by C H Tilbrook, Superintendent, Haut de la Garenne and P L Thornton, Children's Officer titled Plan for the reorganisation of groups at Haut de la Garenne. [Some details redacted].

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September 1st 1969 - September 30th 1969

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Includes an introduction by P L Thornton referring to request for the Superintendent to create a plan for rearranging the age groups of children at Haut de la Garenne to allow for more secondary school age children whilst reducing the number of pre-school age children. Outlines context to this request and outlines support for the recommendations contained in the Superintendent's plan. Superintendent's report outlines problems associated with reorganisation on such a scale, including in relation to staff deployment, relationships and accommodation and need for assessment of what effect changes would have on Haut de la Garenne. Includes discussion about the model of married couples looking after groups of children and remarks about possible difficulties. Outlines plan regarding staffing for a group, including an outline of rotas, working hours, duties and accommodation of staff. Outlines plans with regards to accommodation and staffing for school age children and those on remand of above school age, referring to the creation of two groups of seniors and one group of intermediates. Also details plans regarding the supervision of those children of school age not attending school and the supervision of those children above school age on remand or otherwise. Includes concluding remarks about need for minor alterations to the building, the appointment of another married couple and a handyman, and the reduction of the number of single women members of staff by two should the reorganisation by accepted.


Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Haut de la Garenne
Home Office Inspectorate
Jersey General Hospital
Juvenile Court
National Nursery Examination Board


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