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Children

Welcome to the Children section.

Ages that children can leave home, be left alone and/or babysit

Babysitting guidelines There is no statute law providing for suitable ages for children to be able to babysit. Advice from the Children’s Department states that commonsense must prevail, but that circumstances are all important. For example, availability of the parent(s), the closeness of other adults, the health of the children being minded, length of time […]

Child Accident Prevention (Jersey)

About Child Accident Prevention Jersey, or CAPJ, is a multi-agency group that works trying to keep children safe from serious unintentional injury.   It includes members from a number of organisations including Family Nursing & Home Care; Health and Community Services; Community and Constitutional Affairs; Education; Trading Standards; Headway; The Bosdet Foundation and Jersey Child […]

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

About CAMHS CAMHS is a Mental Health assessment and therapeutic service for children, teenagers and their families. The service offers a range of therapeutic interventions to children and families in difficulty and to support, encourage and assist them to reach their maximum potential, using a multi-disciplinary approach based on mutually identified needs. The service is […]

Child Protection in Jersey

The protection of children from abuse is a serious issue and three organisations in Jersey have particular responsibilities for this: The Children’s Service The Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) Independent and Safeguarding Standards (‘ISS’) The Children’s Service has a responsibility to investigate all referrals relating to the possible abuse of children. The Safeguarding Partnership Board has […]

Children’s Service

The Children’s Service It is the aim of the Children’s Service to promote, safeguard and improve the wellbeing of all children and their families in Jersey. Children’s Service Liberte House 19-23 La Motte Street St Helier Jersey JE2 4SY Tel: +44 1534 443500 Please see about Children’s Services.

Paternity Testing For Parentage Assessment

The Pathology Laboratory at the General Hospital does not carry out DNA or blood sampling for paternity or parentage testing. When paternity is to be proved / disproved, a sample of blood is taken from the mother, the alleged father and the child. In the majority of cases, paternity can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of […]

Premature baby support

Friend of the Special Care Baby Unit Friends of SCBU was formed by a group of parents whose babies spent their first precious days and months in the dedicated care of the neo-natal unit where SCBU’s incredible work ultimately saved their children’s lives. In return, the Friends of SCBU team work hard to raise vital […]
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