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Guernsey and Alderney and including Sark: Children

Legislation, Statutory Guidance, Good Practice Guidance and Advice

Bailiwick Law includes all three Islands 

Guernsey and Alderney

If you are a member of the public who has concerns about a child's welfare or safety, and if that child is in Guernsey or Alderney, call a children's services social worker on01481 723182. Out of office hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on01481 725241

If it is an emergency, please call the police on 999 or 112.

Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership (ISCP) (Guernsey and Alderney)



The Data Protection (Bailiwick Of Guernsey) Law, 2017

Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law, 2008.

The Criminal Justice (Children & Juvenile Court Reform) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2008  

Minimum age of criminal responsibility 12 years

The Human Rights (Implementation and Amendment) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2004

The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002

Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000


Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership - ISCP Procedures




If you are concerned about a child in Sark the Sark Children's Protection Panel has been formed to coordinate child protection procedures in Sark.

Sark Safeguarding Officer and contact information

Sharon Boerenbeker

Tel: 07781 10577



The Education (Sark) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

The Education (Sark) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

The Children (Sark) Law 2016

The Education (Sark) Ordinance, 2003

Education (Sark) (Amendment) Law, 2003

The Education (Sark) Law, 2001[a] is hereby amended by inserting into section 1(1)(d) thereof, immediately after the word "schools", the following words -"(including the provision of a safe and secure working environment)".

 The Education (Sark) Law, 2001


Sark school policy


Sark Education Committee Mandate 2019

This mandate includes the duty to inspect education and to work with the Island Safeguarding Office and the Safeguarding hub


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