Policy and research
Our policy and research work helps to ensure that the rights of children and young people are at the heart of laws, Policies and practice in Jersey.
The policy team looks at individual laws, policies, and decisions that affect children and young people to ensure that their rights are being respected, protected and fulfilled. This includes thinking about what negative effects new laws or policies may have and suggesting to the Government ways in which these may be avoided.
We do this by providing advice to Government and conducting or commissioning research on key issues.
We provide advice on the rights of children and young people by:
- Publishing policy position papers on key issues affecting children and young people, with recommendations for Government to act on.
- Providing written submissions or evidence to scrutiny panels on legislation and policy issues they are reviewing.
- Meeting with policy makers and practitioners to discuss issues affecting children and young people.
We gather information and evidence from a number of sources to inform our policy advice so that we can better understand what it is like for children growing up in Jersey.
Sometimes we will conduct or commission larger research projects on important issues affecting children and young people. Where possible we will use participatory methods to ensure that children and young people can be directly involved in our research.
You can read our policy advice and research in our publications section.
There are currently no publications.
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.