Children's human rights information and advice
What are Children’s Rights?
Human rights are a list of things that all people – including children and young people – need in order to live a safe, healthy and happy life.
You have them no matter where you are from, how old you are, what you believe, or how you choose to live your life.
Governments cannot pick or choose which rights to honour. Your rights can’t be taken away from you.
And adults must respect and protect your human rights when they plan services, make policies and make decisions.
Many of your human rights are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC. It exists especially for everyone who is under 18.
The Government of Jersey agreed to this in 2014.
Are you a Child or Young Person?
Contact us to find out more about your rights, ask advice, and get support, if needed.
You can also “chat” to us at this email address and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can...
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.