‘I welcome the Government's decision to give a younger age group and their families the choice to access the Covid-19 vaccination programme. However, it is vital that this choice is communicated directly to children in a friendly and accessible way. It is also important that there is no stigma attached to the choices that children make about whether or not they wish to receive the vaccination.’ For more information on consent, follow the link below to the Commissioner’s formal advice to the Government on this issue.Formal advice on consent »
Call for evidence
This year sees the start of Jersey’s examination under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). As part of this process, the Children’s Commissioner will be submitting a report to highlight key children’s rights issues in Jersey. We warmly invite charities, academics and other organisations to send in written evidence to inform our submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is kindness. And if there is one thing the past couple of months have shown us it's just how far a little kindness can go.
Advice on reopening schools
This is the formal advice that we have given to the Education Minister, drawing attention to the many different things to consider when making a decision about reopening Jersey's schools.
Childline resources for coping with worry and lockdown stress
Useful, practical information and resources to help children and young people tackle stress and any problems arising at this difficult time.
UN experts: urgent action needed as risk of violence against children increases
UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Lockdown message' from the Commissioner
The Commissioner has a message for the Island's children and young people about the decision to 'lock down' .
Child-friendly coronavirus explanations
Child-friendly coronavirus resources in English, Português and Polskie
Coronavirus may have shut our schools for a bit but our imaginations are still working...
Even during worrying and disruptive times, you still have rights. Find out more about the rights of children and young people.
Childline: 0800 1111
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you (as a child or young person) can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, Childline is available for you, online, on the phone, anytime.
Calls from Jersey may be chargeable from mobiles and the number will appear on your mobile bill. To call Childline free from Jersey, try using a landline or phone box.
You can find out how to contact Childline online by visiting their website here.
Childline is available:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Children and Families Hub: 01534 519000
If you have a concern about a child in Jersey, please contact the Children and Families Hub.
You can also email the Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children and Families Hub working hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday to Thursday; and 8:30am-4:30pm on Friday.
An out-of-hours service will operate at other times: the duty social worker can be reached by calling the Hub (01534 519000) and selecting option 4 or via the Hospital Switchboard on 442000.
The Children and Families Hub also offers support, advice and information for families.