Rights are promises made to people by Governments. Everybody has rights and nobody can take them away. Rights ensure that people are treated fairly and looked after properly.
What are your rights?
Children’s rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are safe, have the things they need to survive and develop, and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
The UNCRC stands for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is a list of rights that all children and young people have.
Summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Read the 42 articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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
MASH: 01534 519000
If you have a concern about a child in Jersey, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
You can also email MASH at enquiries-MASH@gov.je.
MASH 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 contacting either the Police on 612612, or via the Hospital Switchboard on 442000.