Isle of Man: Children

Legislation, Statutory and Good Practice Guidance

Safeguarding for both children and vulnerable adults is defined by the Isle of Man Safeguarding Act 2018. The newly formed Statutory Safeguarding Board its website has not yet been completed. Safeguarding is not solely the responsibility of the Safeguarding Board but policies and procedures have been developed by them to ensure that safeguarding is everybodies business. Everyone who works with children and vulnearble adults should be aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and know how to recognise, report and respond to safeguarding risks.

If you have any safeguarding concerns in relation to children please contact:

(01624) 686179 during office hours (01624) 631212 out of office hours

Dial 999 in an emergency

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Tynwald is the Isle of Man Parliament


All new Acts of Tynwald as enacted can be accessed via the legislation website

These include:

Manx Care Act 2021

Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Act 2020

Limitation (Childhood Abuse) Act 2020

Safeguarding Act 2018

Data Protection Act 2018

Equality Act 2017

Regulation of Care (Amendment ) Act 2013

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (as UK Parliament)

Sex Offenders Act 2006

Education Act 2001

Children and Young Person Act 2001

Human Rights Act 2001

Criminal Justice Act 2001

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2001

Statutory Guidance 

Safeguarding Together Guidance for collective working to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in the Isle of Man 2018

Regulation Authorities

Registration and Inspection Unit

Regulation of Care Act 2013


Charities Registration and Regulation Act 2019

The Attorney General is the Registrar and Regulator of charities