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Regulation of children’s social work and mental health services

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date19/07/2021
End date17/09/2021
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments17/09/2021

About the consultation

The Government of Jersey is providing interested parties with an opportunity to be aware of, and comment on, proposed new Regulations supporting the Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014.  These changes will introduce independent regulation of social work and mental health services provided to children and young people in Jersey.

This consultation relates to two sets of draft Regulations, which are provided below and which should be read in conjunction with the consultation document. 

Regulation of children’s social work and mental health services consultation document

Draft regulations

The Regulation of Care (Regulated Activities) (No. 2) (Jersey) Regulations describes the characteristics of services that will be regulated.  

The Regulation of Care (Standards and Requirements) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations sets out requirements and regulatory tools to ensure services provide care that is appropriate, safe and of a high quality.

The draft Regulations presented in this consultation will apply to ten further categories of care service, covering social work and mental health services for children.  Under these proposals, the following services would become subject to independent regulation and inspection by the Jersey Care Commission:

  • adoption services
  • children's home services
  • fostering services
  • social work services for children and young people
  • independent monitoring and review of children's safeguarding arrangements
  • child contact centres
  • residential family centres
  • children and young peoples' mental health services
  • care services in special schools
  • children and family community nursing services

Care home, home care and adult day care services are already subject to regulation by the Care Commission. Minor changes have been made to the draft Regulations which may impact on these services.

Those who receive and provide care in all of these settings are encouraged to provide feedback to this consultation.

How to submit comments to the consultation

Complete the survey

This questionnaire should be completed with reference to the consultation document.

Alternatively you can download, complete, and submit the consultation document to Francis Walker:

  • Email Francis Walker
  • By post: Regulation of Care Consultation, Strategic Policy, Performance and Population, Government of Jersey, 19 to 21 Broad Street, St Helier JE2 3RR
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