Comments

Digital copy of the Minutes of a Meeting titled Care Conference in respect of a child in care. [Some details redacted].

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Reference

C/D/AW2/A5/9/WD006393

Date

January 23rd 2003 - January 23rd 2003

Scope and Content

Lists those present, including the child in care. Notes the child's current placement at Heathfield [Children's Home]. Contains information provided by Child Care Officer D [David] Castledine. Refers to concern caused by the child in care, and difficulties in understanding the child in care. Refers to blame by the child in care towards her father, mentioning the child in care's adoptive father. Refers to the child in care's two day return to her family home from a foster home. Notes allegations made by the child in care about a man, noting insufficient information provided by the child in care. Comments on the child in care's behaviour, and her lack of feeling protected. States that issues raised should be addressed prior to the child in care's return home. Contains information provided by Le Squez School headteacher Mr P Le Breuilly regarding the child in care's attendance at Le Squez School. Refers to awareness of the child in care's presence at the Le Squez Estate during school hours, noting the child in care's company of two boys. Notes that the child in care was trying to convince an individual to leave school for the day. Refers to a report by [Jean] Andrews about the child in care's home life. Refers to an individual who told the child in care he was not her father. Notes the child in care's wish that an individual not return hom on a permenant basis. Contains information provided by a [member of Heathfield staff]. Notes disclosure made by the child in care to the member of staff concerning physical abuse. Notes statement by the child in care regarding physical abuse of other children. Refers to the child in care's inability to forgive her mother. Notes statement by the member of staff in relation to allegations made by the child in care. Refers to meeting held at Heathfield regarding the child in care's suspension from school. Notes recollection of the member of staff of the child in care walking out of the meeting. Refers to the member of staff informing the meeting that the child in care had returned to school but had refused to attend classes. Refers to the child in care's return to [Heathfield]. Notes the member of staff's statement in relation to the child in care's contact with home in the evenings. Refers to the child in care expressing her dislike for her residencies at Heathfield and at home. Refers to statement by the member of staff concerning working towards the child in care having contact one evening a week at home. Refers to report by the member of staff that the child in care had been in the company of two boys. Notes opinion of the member of staff that the child in care required one to one social work, and that the child in care could not move on until her problems had been resolved. Refers to information provided by Education Needs Co-ordinator E Mills. Refers to concern regarding resources necessary to manage the child in care, noting that the child in care has assaulted staff at school. Refers to the child in care as manipulative. Refers to the child's lessons each week with a support group. Refers to queries concerning the child in care's memory. Refers to plan for the child in care to return to school full time, with close supervision. Refers to the child in care as having had four good days recently, noting that problems occur when the child in care is with another individual. Refers to the child in care setting members of staff up against each other. Refers to the child in care's vulnerability, and queries regarding a diary kept by the child in care. Refers to the child in care's enjoyment of drawing, and statement by E Mills that the child in care requires reassurance. Refers to information provided by an individual. Refers to allegations of abuse made by the child in care concerning herself and the [member of Heathfield staff]. States confirmation of the child in care's version of events as untrue. Notes request made to two boys not to inform the child in care of the location of their forster home. Refers to the child in care's self harm. Refers to having witnessed the child in care bleed through her eyes, noting comment that the child hoped to gain attention through this action. Refers to the child refusing to eat at times. Refers to the child in care's suggested wish that she did not want her mother to visit her at Heathfield. Provides comments from Mr Warren regarding an individual resident in the Shelter at Kensington Place. Comments on investigation into the basis for the child in care's problems, noting emotional abuse suffered by the child in care, and the child in care's witnessing of domestic violence. Refers to conversation with the child in care regarding a man's presence in the family home if he was not under the influence of alcohol. Notes child in care's fright if the man has consumed alcohol. Refers to homework to be provided to the child in care should she be suspended from school. Notes preferences of the child in care, noting return to school, family contact, and free time with friends. Lists recommendations. Recommends that the child in care remain at Heathfield, that a meeting take place with the child in care to discuss contact issues at Heathfield, and that an appointment be made for the child in care with CAMHS [Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services]. Also recommends discussion with Le Rocquier School concerning a family of children, arrangements be made for the child in care to be provided with homework on occasions where she is suspended from school, and the child be spoken to in relation to her problems.

Names

Children's Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Family Protection Team
Heathfield Children's Home
Health and Social Services
Le Rocquier School
Le Squez School
Maison Le Pape
Andrews, Jean
Castledine, David
Coverley, Carolyn, Dr
Hopwood, Kathy
Le Breuilly, P
Mills, E
Miller, Gillian, Detective Constable
Slater, Mr
States of Jersey Police
Whitehouse, Peter
Whitehouse, Peter, Police Constable
Warren, M

Keywords

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Language

English

Level of description

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