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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Care entitlements for children (FOI)

Care entitlements for children (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 March 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Are staff in Children's Services aware of the entitlements of children and young people in State care?


Where is this information held?


What are children in care entitled to?


How is this communicated to children?



Yes, staff in Children's Services are aware of the entitlements of children and young people in care.

B and C

The information regarding entitlement is held within Schedule 1 of the Children (Jersey) Law 2002.

The Children (Jersey) Law 2002 is available through the following link:

The Children (Jersey) Law 2002 


This information is communicated through a variety of means:

  • Children’s social worker

  • Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)

  • Children’s Commissioner

  • Children’s rights officers

  • Residential workers

Article applied

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on

this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.”

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