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Cost of responding to the Recommendations 2017-19

  • Nearly £5 million was allocated from 2017 - 2019 to fund projects, like Baby Steps and Letting the Future In, that help vulnerable children and their families

  • An extra 19 full-time staff are needed to help meet the recommendations costing £2.9 million

  • £1.8 million has been set aside to cover the cost of a Children’s Commissioner and associated staffing

  • A Children’s Plan, with proposed costings, will also be presented to the new Council of Ministers in June 2018

Financial summary indicative costs - Initial response to the Care Inquiry

​Recommendation 1 - Commissioner for Children​
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​Appointment of a Children's Commissioner Central Contingency funding of up to £675,000 in 2017 and up to £590,000 in each of the years 2018 and 2019 approved in July ​2017
​Recommendation 2 - Children's Voice​
​Children's ServicesDevelop a children's rights service reporting directly to MD of CSS (including social media app)​£16,000​£158,837​£207,475​£207,475​3​
​Children's ServiceTo develop a Looked After Children Advocacy Worker​​£10,000£60,000​£60,000​£60,000​1​
Youth Service​Explore Options​ for a Youth Council with young people and bring forward to a Children's PlanMonies already allocated from previous MD:
£79,000 (2017)
£16,500 (2018)
​Recommendation 3 - Inspection of Services​
​Children's Service​Children's social work require 2 FTE practice improvement officers to work on practice improvement, performance and quality​£2,000£134,000​£134,000​£134,000​​2
​Jersey Care Commission​Appoint a Children's Care Inspector for Children's Homes£74,450​1 FTE​
​Jersey Care Commission​Commission an independent review of services for children as request by Chief Minister​£15,000​£175,650£52,500​2 FTE (temp)​
​Recommendation 4 - Sustainable Workforce​
​Children's Service​Employ dedicated HR professional grade to develop a dedicated recruitment and retention plan for children's social work​£1,500£111,910​£111,910​£111,910​2​
​Children's Service​Deliver accredited training in systemic practice for all children's services staff, initial programme to roll over 3 years then continue for all new recruits​£10,000£70,000​£70,000​£30,000​
​Children's Service​Multi-displinary training to support the implementation of Jersey Practice Model​£9,598​£128,679​1 (temp)
​Children's Service​Commission a review of Fostering Service​£30,000
Safeguarding Partnership​ Board​Increase specialist Level 3 and 4 training on child sexual abuse, working together, voice of the child, looked-after children, new sexual offences legislation, etc£9,000​​£65,261£65,261​1​
​Recommendation 5 - Legislation ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Children's Services​Review operating model at Greenfields£20,000£50,000​
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​On completion of Children's Plan - scope, consult and deliver a Children's Policy and Legislative programme£50,993​£390,943£390,943£390,943​4.4​
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​Commission a review of Youth Justice System​£50,000
​Recommendation 6 - Corporate Parent ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​Develop a Children's Plan for Jersey. To note the costs attached here are to develop the Children's Plan. A costed implementation plan will be developed once key priorities, outcomes and governance structures have been agreed in May 2018Monies already allocated from previous MD:
£79,000 (2017)
£16,500 (2018)
​Recommendation 7 - The Jersey Way ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Community & Constituional Affairs​Reviewing recommendations of the Jersey Law Commission Review on administrative redress and developing and implementing improvements to Jersey's administrative justice system by which the public sector is held to account. Reviewing international approaches to improving transparency and openness in government and testing and developing models of public engagement, which promote civic engagement and engagement with government​£197,686£197,686​£197,686​2​
​Recommendation 8 - Legacy ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​States Greffe / Jersey Archive​Begin the archiving process led by the Director of the jersey Archive in partnership with the States Greffe and the Inquiry Panel​CoM decision in March 2017 to allocate £200,000 one off monies to the forecast costs of the original Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​Public Memorial - Citizen panel is commissioned to develop preferred options for a memorial, which will ensure survivors can be respected and honoured in decades to come​Monies already allocated from previous MD:
£79,000 (2017)
£16,500 (2018)
​Community & Constitutional Affairs​Public Consultation on the demolition of Haut de la Garenne​Monies already allocated from previous MD:
£79,000 (2017)
£16,500 (2018)

* FTE = full time equivalent

Financial summary of response to Care Inquiry Page 1

Financial summary of response to Care Inquiry Page 2

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