About the law
The Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 is a new law with the overarching objective to promote and support the wellbeing, and safeguard the welfare, of children and young people.
In addition to the overarching objective the Law aims to:
- strengthen child protection by supporting early assessment and intervention
- place a legal responsibility on safeguarding partners (including the Government) to work together
- include information sharing arrangements
- use wellbeing indicators to assess needs
- set out responsibilities for everyone who works with and, or provides services to children, young people and their families
The Law was adopted by the States Assembly in February 2022 and will be enacted in early 2024.
Resources available for people working with children, young people and families
Statutory guidance has been developed to explain how to carry out your duties and responsibilities under the new law.
If you work with or provide services to children, young people and their families, you must be familiar with the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 and the Statutory guidance.
Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 Statutory Guidance
A set of e-learning training modules and toolkits are available to explain key areas of the statutory guidance and help practitioners apply this to practice.