Comments

Digital copy of the Witness Statement of an individual to States of Jersey Police in the presence of John Gorry. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW2/A5/7/3/WD006733

Date

December 11th 2007 - December 11th 2007

Scope and Content

Provides details of employment at Haut de la Garenne between 1965 and 1966. Provides details of staff, including Superintendent [Colin] Tilbrook, [Colin] Tilbrook's wife [the Matron], and the [Deputy Superintendent] and his wife [Deputy Matron]. States that the [Deputy Superintendent and Deputy Matron] left Haut de la Garenen due to their dislike of [Colin] Tilbrook and the [Matron]. Lists Tom [Thomas] Hamon as a housefather. Recalls that [Thomas] Hamon was requested to leave Haut de la Garenne. Lists children at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to children who were transferred to a Family Group Home at Quennevais Park [Clos des Sables Family Group Home]. Describes the Haut de la Garenne property. Refers to two rooms used for children on remand [detention rooms]. States that the [Deputy Superintendent] wore the keys for the secure area on his belt. Refers to inappropriate behaviour by [Colin] Tilbrook, mentioning his presence in the communal bathroom attached to the girls' dormitory. States that staff were aware of girls watching television in [Colin] Tilbrook's room. States to have witnessed the [Deputy Superintendent] physically abuse children at Haut de la Garenne, noting that the [Deputy Superintendent] would place children who misbehaved into the [detention rooms]. Comments on difficulties regarding staff, and their ability to adequately manage the number of children at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls that some children would suffer from euresis. Recalls [Children's Officer] Alan [Charles] Smith.

Names

Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
States of Jersey Police
Gorry, John
Hamon, Thomas
Tilbrook, Colin
Smith, Charles

Keywords

Haut de la Garenne | Les Quennevais | Police Station | abuse | allegations | child abuse | Children's Officers | children's services | Children | childcare | children's homes | detention rooms | Deputy Superintendents | Deputy Matrons | evidence | Family Group Homes | investigations | interviews | IJCI | matrons | Police | physical abuse | remand | staff | statements | Superintendents | sexual behaviour | sexual abuse | Television | witness statements | witnesses

Dimensions

1 pdf file

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

PDF file - please click on the link to download

Closed until

2100

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