06 October 2021
Jersey Children's Social Care has published new information on how the service works with children, young people, and families, as part of a commitment to promote greater transparency and openness.
The eight practice standards expected of all social workers are published in full, alongside a summary version for young people to understand the roles of a social worker.
The standards have been developed to make sure that all children and young people in Jersey get the best care possible.
Director of Safeguarding and Care, Mark Owers, said: "Social workers work tirelessly to keep children and young people safe and promote positive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children in the Island.
"I'm delighted to share our new practice Standards (2021) for Children's Social Care Service in Jersey ("the Standards"), which outline the practice expectations of all social workers. They are designed to guide social workers to fulfil their professional practice responsibilities and the standards we aspire to achieve.
"These standards are designed to help everyone who works in Children's Social Care think about what they and others are doing, how they listen to children, young people and their families, and to fully understand what impact this is having and how things might be done better.
"We have also created a summary version for children and young people to understand the role of a social worker. The booklet is designed to explain what the standards are, what social workers must do and what children and young people should be able to say about their support."
The information has been updated to a new webpage where the Jersey Children's Social Care Services Our Plan 2021 to 2023 was published earlier this year.
Visit Jersey Children's Social Care Services (gov.je) to find out more.