Jersey Children

The UK Children Act 2004 required each local authority to establish a Safeguarding Children Board. This legislation has not been introduced into Jersey.

However following the Acts principles and in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 updated December 2020 the Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) has been established to co-ordinate work in Jersey to safeguard children and adults, and to monitor and challenge the effectiveness of Jersey’s safeguarding arrangements.

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 Legislation

Children And Education (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2020

Children And Education (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 201-

Sexual Offences (Jersey) Law 2018

The Protection of Children (Jersey) Law 1994

Age of Majority (Jersey) Law 1999.

Children (Jersey) Law 2002

As from 24 April 2020 this Law ended the defence of “reasonable corporal punishment "of children as justification of physical punishment. This means any parent(s), legal guardian, or any other party having lawful control or charge of a child, could face prosecution for the physical punishment of a child. Action may be taken to safeguard and protect the child(ren) by the relevant authorities on behalf of the Minister.

Children (Amendment) Rules 2005

Children (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2013

Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 Revised 2015

Guidance

Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board All Safeguarding Practice Guidance

Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board All Safe Recruitment, Selection and Retention for Staff and Volunteers Guidance 

Safeguarding Partnership Boards Memorandum of Understanding 2019

Whistleblowing Policy States of Jersey 2019

Safeguarding Statutory Roles and Responsibilities For Schools and educational establishments June 2016

Education Department Child Protection Policy June 2016

Education Department Counter Bullying Policy April 2019

Jersey Education Policy Dealing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers May 2017

Regulatory Authoritites

Health and Social Care

 

Education

 Inspection of Schools Jersey Schools Review Handbook 2019 

Charities

Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 

Reports

“You Couldn’t Avoid It” Report September 2021

Independent Jersey Care Inquiry 2017