Digital copy of a Newscutting of an article by Heather Chalmers in the Jersey Evening Post titled 'Historical abuse police not interested in my story'.

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September 12th 2014 - September 12th 2014

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Relates to allegations made by a woman known as Miss C in her evidence to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry that when she approached police to disclose that she had been physically abused by her alcoholic mother and knocked off a rocking horse at Brig-y-Don Children's Home in 1970s, police were more concerned about securing a prosecution against her mother or about whether she had stayed at Haut de la Garenne than her experiences as a child. Also includes comments about her experience of the care system in Jersey and reference to her being told that records relating to her time in care had likely been destroyed.


Chalmers, Heather
Brig-y-Don Children's Home
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
Operation Rectangle
Jersey Evening Post
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police


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