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Consultation on the Statutory Guidance Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date01/11/2022
End date13/12/2022
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments13/12/2022

About the consultation

We’re providing the opportunity for those who work with and provide services to children and young people and other stakeholders, to review and comment on the proposed statutory guidance supporting the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022.

The Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 is a new law to support the wellbeing of children and young people in Jersey. Statutory guidance has been drafted to explain how people should carry out their duties and responsibilities under the law. 

Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 on Jersey Law

We are also asking children and young people for their thoughts. This will help us not to miss anything when we write the new guidance and training. These will support adults who work in services like nurseries, schools, clubs, youth services, health services and the police understand what they need to do and how to do it.

Draft statutory guidance

The aim of the statutory guidance is to explain how those who work with and provide services to children and young people should carry out their duties and responsibilities under the law.

The Articles of the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 that need statutory guidance have been grouped into 6 categories as shown below:

Article number
Article title
Statutory guidance category
2Overriding objectiveWorking together
​ ​ ​ ​
3Wellbeing assessment and indicators
4Co-operation to promote wellbeing
5Arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
23Guidance on Wellbeing Plans
4Co-operation to promote wellbeingInformation sharing
​ ​
5Arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
28Collaborative working among corporate parents
34Guidance on corporate parenting

Corporate parenting

 

37Guidance in respect of Article 36 (Wellbeing assessment, plan and review)Looked after children and care leavers
​ ​ ​
39Personal advisers
41Minister's duty to promote educational achievement
42Review of looked after children's cases and appointment of independent reviewing officers
11Guidance in relation to planning the delivery of services for children and young people

Delivery of services for children and young people

 

6Review of child deaths

Review of child deaths


How to submit comments to the consultation

Who should respond to the consultation

We would like you to review and comment on the proposed statutory guidance if you work with or provide services to children and young people. We also welcome your views if you're another stakeholder.

You can comment on any of the categories. However, the areas of the statutory guidance that may be of interest to specific practitioners or service areas are shown below:

Statutory guidance category
Relevant practitioners or service areas
Working togetherAll
Information sharingAll
Corporate Parents
All
Looked after children and care leaversChildren, Young People, Education and Skills Department and associated service providers
Delivery of services for children and young people

All

 

Review of child deaths

Health providers and justice system

 

Organisational responsibilities

All


How to submit comments to the consultation

If you work with and provide services to children and young people or are another stakeholder, read the introduction and draft statutory guidance then complete the survey.

Introduction to guidance on the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022

Draft Statutory Guidance to the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022

You can respond to the questions in the survey online or download it to email or post. The survey can be anonymous or you can provide your details.

Complete the survey

If you're a child or young person, you can take part by completing a different survey:

  • you don’t have to answer all the questions
  • if you're aged under 11, you need permission from your parent or carer
  • don't put your name or any personal details in your answers. We don’t need to know them

Complete the survey for children and young people

Email: E.RichardsonCalladine@gov.je

Post: CYP Law Statutory Guidance, Strategic Policy, Performance and Population, Government of Jersey, 19 to 21 Broad Street, St Helier, JE2 3RR

Questions and privacy notice

If you have questions about the consultation or the survey for children and young people email E.RichardsonCalladine@gov.je.

If you have questions about the survey for those who work or provide services to children or other stakeholders email jessica.hull@crestadvisory.com.

The information you provide will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018. For more information, read the Children and Young People Law 2022 Statutory Guidance consultation privacy notice.

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