About the Children and Young People's Plan 2019 to 2023
The Children and Young People's Plan 2019 to 2023 is a fundamental new plan for Jersey’s children, young people and families, which aims to make sure Jersey is the best place to grow up and also improves everyday lives.
The Government of Jersey has developed the plan to achieve better outcomes for children and young people so that they have the brightest futures possible.
For the next four years, everyone who works with children and young people across the Government will use the Children and Young People’s Plan to help them decide what they need to do to ensure that all children and young people:
- grow up safely
- live healthy lives
- learn and achieve
- are valued and involved
Developing and implementing a new Children’s Plan for Jersey was recommended by The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry panel in its findings on 3 July 2017.
The Care Inquiry panel also recommended that the new Children’s Plan should be written in a way that is easily understood by children and young people. Children and young people from all parts of the island have helped to identify the priorities described in this new plan. They have participated through their school councils and youth groups by writing poems, drawing pictures and composing songs to ensure key issues do not get forgotten. Parents, families and front-line practitioners have also been consulted to ensure that all aspects of childhood in Jersey is considered in this plan.
The final version of the new Children’s and Young People’s Plan was agreed by the new Council of Ministers in November 2018 and in January 2019 a workshop was held and attended by pupils from 30 schools who helped to design the plan.
Children and Young People's Plan 2019 to 2023
Children and Young People's Plan: One page plan
Video of the workshop
Media students from Highlands College made a film of the workshop.
Work produced by children and young people in Jersey for the Children's Plan