Getting an Education
Children’s experiences of school and education in Jersey is, for many, a positive aspect of Life on the Rock because they are, like Anna (16), constantly surrounded by young people and you’re there with all your friends. For Victoria (10), this positive experience was encapsulated by everyone really wants you to do well and to learn here. Jackson (14), who was a wheelchair user, liked the environment because if he dropped something, quite a lot of people would pick it up.
Yet, these positive experiences of inclusivity were not the case for all children in Jersey. When Noah, aged 9, started school his family had moved from another part of the island and so he didn’t know any other children and struggled as he didn’t know much English words. Jaya (13) told of how moving to the island from overseas was difficult for her because everyone knew each other and everyone had their friends, none were really willing to open up to other people. Some people were just a bit mean.
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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.