Transforming Children's Services in Jersey
Following the publication of the 2018 Ofsted/Care Commission inspection findings, an Improvement Plan has been created to ensure that over a three year cycle children's social work will deliver good or better services to all children.
The Council of Ministers approved the Improvement Plan to tackle the failings in how Jersey cares for and protects children and young people in the island.
In order to ensure improvement across all areas, the Improvement Plan is built around five key areas:
- stable and high-performing workforce
- improving the child and family journey
- early help and prevention
- performance quality and risk
Children's Services Improvement Plan
Transforming children's services in Jersey
Children's services improvement board terms of reference
Children's services improvement plan phase 1
Children's services improvement plan phase 2
To ensure the Improvement Plan is being implemented on time and by the right people, there is a series of high-level meetings to scrutinise and challenge the progress and delivery of the plan.
- a weekly progress-checking meeting is held with a group of senior leaders comprising: Director General, Children, Young People, Education and Skills; Group Director for Children’s Services; Assistant Director for Children’s Services; Chair of Operational Board; and an Independent Improvement Consultant
- a new Improvement Board meets quarterly and is jointly chaired by the Chief Minister John Le Fondré and Children’s Minister Senator Sam Mézec and attended by other senior leaders, States Members and the independent organisations including the Children’s Commissioner
- a new Operations Board meets more frequently (monthly) to focus specifically on ensuring that immediate actions are being delivered