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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of [Witness 667] to the States of Jersey Police concerning her experiences employed at Haut de la Garenne from 1973 to 1976. Signature witnessed by DC [Detective Constable] [Angela] Harvey. [Some details redacted].
August 4th 2008 - August 4th 2008
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Refers to [Witness 667's] employment at Haut de la Garenne between 1973 and 1976, starting in Claymore group when she was aged 17 on a work placement, becoming a full-time member of staff in Claymore and later working in Aviemore group. States that she never witnessed any abuse and never received any complaints of ill-treatment. Also states that she did not receive any paperwork on arrival at Haut de la Garenne and outlines her roles and responsibilities including on night shifts. Includes recollections of a number of staff including Mr [Colin] Tilbrook and Morag [Kidd/Jordan] and recollections of a number of residents. Recalls attending monthly case conferences to discuss children at Haut de la Garenne, noting that some children would be referred to more frequently for a variety of reasons. Includes recollections of specific incidents involving children, including in relation to the cells, and recalls children who were adopted or fostered. Recalls prospective foster parents taking children out for weekends. Includes comments about punishments at Haut de la Garenne, detailing understanding that caning was permitted but states that she never witnessed it. Refers to news reports, stating to be unaware of cellars and understanding regarding the use of wooden stocks during summer fêtes. Recalls building work on the swimming pool and states that she is unable to recall any child deaths at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls tea parties organised by Mr Tilbrook for donators to the school, referring to local shops that provided clothing for the children. Recalls visit by Jimmy Saville [Savile]. Refers to photographs relating to her time at Haut de la Garenne and states that she is not in contact with anyone from the Home.
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