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Independent Advocacy Regulations for Children and Young People

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date18/12/2023
End date18/02/2024
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments18/02/2024

About the consultation

​​​​​​​​​​​The Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 was agreed by the States Assembly in February 2022. The overriding objective of the new law is to promote and support the wellbeing and safeguard the welfare of children and young people. The new Law enables The Minister for Children and Education to bring forward regulations that make reasonable arrangements relating to the appointment, remit, role, conduct and powers of independent advocates. 

Independent professional advocacy can play a vital role in helping children and young people: 

  • ​understand their rights
  • consider their choices and options
  • voice their opinions

Independent advocates are an essential safeguard to ensure children don't get overlooked and their voice is heard alongside professionals and other stakeholders. Good quality independent advocacy services are a feature of mature and high performing systems. 

The Minister is now consulting on draft independent advocacy regulations and is interested in the views of those who work with children and young people, and any other interested parties. 

The Minister is seeking the views of specific groups of children and young people who have used advocacy services or may be entitled to advocacy in the future. 

Your views are important, and we want to hear them. The documents below provide additional context and information we advise reading before responding to the corresponding questions in the survey:

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is now closed.

​Privacy statement

Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance is registered as a 'Controller' under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018, as we determine the purpose and means of the processing of the personal infor​mation collected about you for this service.

Children and Young People Independent Advocacy Regulations Consultation​ privacy notice

Responses to the consultation

We'll use the findings from​ the consultation to inform an updated version of the draft regulations.​

Consultation res​ponse summa​ry of the Independent Advocacy Regulations for Children and Young P​eople​​​​​​​

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