Digital copy of an Officer's Report from CI Paul Nicholas Goddard, Operation Rectangle to the SIO [Senior Investigating Officer], Operation Rectangle regarding an interview with [Witness 666] relating to her experiences as a foster mother. [Some details redacted].

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July 13th 2009 - July 14th 2009

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Provides [Witness 666's] account of regularly visiting a crèche opposite the flat in which she and her husband lived and it being suggested to them by Mrs [Lois] Bygrave thay they would be suitable candidates for fostering. Refers to [Witness 666 and her husband] subsequently fostering two sisters following requests by the authorities. Includes [Witness 666's] account of fostering the children, referring to contact with the children's mother, the christening of one of the girls and learning difficulties of the other. Includes comments about incidents involving [the girl who was christened] and refers to approach to the authorities requesting that the girl is taken into care due to her disruptive behaviour, resulting in the girl's admission to Haut de la Garenne. Refers to unannounced visits to the foster home by children's officers and local priests and assertion that there equal treatment of children upon the birth of [her daughter] in 1965. Includes denial by [Witness 666] that she was ever physically abusive to the children and her response to allegations of physical abuse made against her by [the foster children]. Includes [Witness 666's] account of recent contact with [her former foster children] and remarks about the trustworthiness of both. Includes a risk assessment in respect of [Witness 666], remarking on her age and fragility, detailing opinion that she does not pose a risk to any child. Includes a note by DS A Smith dated 14 July 2009 indicating agreement with the action submitted.


Bygrave, Lois
Fossey, Alison
Goddard, Paul, Civilian Investigator
Smith, Andrew, Detective Sergeant
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police


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