New Continuum of Children’s Needs

Safeguarding Children

The Safeguarding Partnership Board has developed a new Continuum of Children’s Needs to align with the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 which comes into force on Tuesday, 26 March 2024. 

The guidance is based on the Jersey’s Children First practice model and will assist practitioners to promote and support the wellbeing of children and young people and to safeguard them from harm.

The guidance:

  • Describes the four levels of vulnerability, risk and need set out in the Children and Young People (Jersey) Law 2022 Statutory Guidance.

  • Outlines the role of the Children and Families Hub and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in working with partner agencies to ensure that children access appropriate support in line with their level of need.

  • Summarises the process to promote seamless transfer of support between Children’s Social Care and Early Help.

  • Provides a set of indicators for use by partner agencies to develop a shared understanding of levels of need, risk and vulnerability and provide an evidence base for professional judgement and decision making.

  • Provides key guidance on child neglect, domestic abuse and child exploitation.