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Children’s Outcomes Executive Committee

Role and purpose of the committee

The Children’s Outcomes Executive Committee (COEC) was formed in March 2023 following a number of engagement workshops which reviewed the Children’s Strategic Leadership (CSLB) and Children’s Strategic Partnership Boards (CSPB). The Committee is replacing these two previous boards.

The COEC will lead on cross-Government policy development and oversee the development of a revised Children and Families’ Plan for 2024 to 2027. The committee will meet every term to help realign outcomes across the Governmental work.

The committee will provide a clear, strategic organising framework for the Government of Jersey’s responsibility to children, young people and families.

The voice of children and young people will contribute to the committee through established routes such as:

  • the Youth Parliament
  • School Councils
  • a new Youth Advisory Group

COEC focus will be on:

  • improving outcomes to make our Island the best possible place for children, young people and their families to study, play, grow and thrive
  • overseeing a revised Children and Young People Plan for 2024 to 2027
  • holding high expectations for all children and young people in Jersey
  • working  in partnership with other established Ministerial Groups where there is a focus on children and young people

Children’s Outcomes Executive Committee terms of reference

Engagement events

Everyone who participated in the Children’s Board workshops will be invited to take part in forums and workshops to progress the new Children’s Plan. This feedback will then be discussed by COEC.

The voice of children and young people will contribute to the committee through established routes such as:

  • the Youth Parliament
  • School Councils
  • a new Youth Advisory Group

Views will be sought from all those working with and for families through communication forums that will be set up.

More details about the structure of the forums, locations and times will be published on this page.

We’ll make sure forums are:

  • inclusive
  • have the voice of all children and young people at the centre of discussion
  • recognise and celebrate achievements of children and young people

Meeting agendas and minutes

Agenda 5 October 2023

Agenda 12 July 2023

Minutes 12 July 2023

Agenda 29 March 2023

Minutes 29 March 2023

List of COEC members

Members of the committee include:

  • Minister for Children and Education acting as Chair
  • Minister for Housing and Communities
  • Minister for Health and Social Services
  • Minister for Home Affairs
  • Voluntary Sector representatives
  • Family Nursing and Home Care (FNHC)
  • Jersey Early Years Association (JEYA)
  • Best Start Partnership Independent Chair
  • Assistant Director Policy
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Chief Officer, Children, Young People, Education and Skills
  • Director of Delivery and Improvement
  • Associate Director of Engagement and Participation CYPES
  • Deputy Director Public Health Commissioning and Transformation
  • Senior Youth Worker: Jersey Youth Parliament

Review of the previous Children's Board

We held engagement workshops in October and November 2022. The key themes were:

  • the need for a common endeavour and shared vision for children and families
  • to listen to the voice of the child, improve children’s wellbeing, protecting children’s rights
  • reduce inequalities

The feedback received is being used to inform the future governance structure.

The new Children and Young Peoples (Jersey) Law 2022 sets out some clear parameters for the Corporate Parenting Board and these will be incorporated within this structure.

Feedback from Ministerial Children’s Boards workshop

Presentation to Ministerial Children’s Boards workshop

Jersey Children and Young People Plan Review Youth Friendly

Reviewing the Children and Young People’s Plan 2019 to 2023 Scoping paper 

The Children and Young People’s Law 2022 requires the publication of a Children and Young People’ Plan every 4 years. The previous boards held responsibility for this plan.

The Government Programme 2023 to 2026 included children and families as one of the priorities for the Common Strategic Policy.

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