Responses and advice to Government and Scrutiny
One of the ways the Commissioner's office protects the rights of children and young people is to comment on proposed policies and legislation that may affect them. We do this by:
- giving evidence to scrutiny panels around issues that affect children and young people,
- responding to consultations around issues that affect children and young people, and
- writing briefings for States Members
We will also provide advice and evidence to United Nations monitoring bodies as part of the reporting cycles for the international human rights treaties that Jersey has signed up to.
Formal advice to Government on children's capacity and consent
Correspondence with States Chief Executive Paul Martin
Response to the ICHA report on Jersey's children's homes
Submission to Scrutiny review on the Covid-19 response
2020 Accounts and year end statement
Submission to Scrutiny's Migration and Population Review Panel
Advice on Ministerial roles of Children, Housing and Education
Statement on the reopening of schools
Christmas break: Letter to Education and Children's Ministers
School Closures: Comment on the child rights impact assessment
Advice to Scrutiny re Government Plan (Child tax allowance)
Advice to Scrutiny re Government Plan (CAMHS)
Comment on the Draft Social Security (Amendment of Law No. 14) (Jersey) Regulations 202-
Use of Tasers
Guidance for Hospitals and Care Homes
Advice to Minister on return to classroom-based learning
Advice on Covid-19 antibody testing for children and young people
Further comments and Government response on amendments re Mental Health and Capacity
Seeking assurances regarding potential amendments to social care regulations
Comment on Draft Children (Placement) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulation 202-
Comment on (P.43/2020) Court Proceedings: Provision of Live-streaming for Sittings Normally Held in Public
Advice on Draft Covid-19 (Signing of Instruments) Regulations 202-
Comment on Draft Covid-19 (Capacity and Self-Determination) (Jersey) Regulations 202-
Response to Youth Advisory Panel member regarding COVID-19
Letter from Youth Advisory Panel member regarding COVID-19
Advice on Draft Covid-19 (Mental Health) (Jersey) Regulations
Advice on safeguarding the rights of the child in the criminal justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic
Comment on amendment to Care Regulations
Statement on GP access
Response from Children's Minister re COVID-19 crisis emergency planning
Letter to Children's Minister re COVID-19 crisis emergency planning
Advice to Government on Covid-19 emergency powers regulations
ENOC statement on children’s rights in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak
Advice on relaxation of care regulations
Response to consultation on Children's Law reform
Correspondence with Health Minister regarding Orchard House
UNCRC incorporation: consultation response
Submission to Migration Policy Development Board
Correspondence on corporal punishment
UNCRC and Parental Rights
Briefing on equal protection from assault
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.