The welfare of the children is paramount. Through ongoing training we have appropriate procedures in place at The Kid’s Club and The Little Kid’s Club. The staff retain the right to protect any child from any form of danger they may perceive.
The Kids’ Club including The Little Kids’ Club acknowledges their duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people who attend the Clubs.
All children and young people have the right to protection, and have their individual needs taken into account.
Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states ‘The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children’.
Article 19 refers to the protection from violence, abuse and neglect. (There is a copy of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our Policy folder)
The Kids’ Club including The Little Kids’ Club will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all children and young people through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the staff including volunteers of our Clubs.
It is the responsibility of all staff including volunteers within our Clubs to assist in this endeavour.
Our Designated Lead contact details are:
Stephanie Ferey – Mobile: 07797 810453
Mark Patterson – Mobile: 07797 824194
(Please read our Health and Safety Policy for more information)
If a child or young person’s behaviour, appearance or disclosure causes concern you need to follow the steps that are stated below:
The Children and Families Hub will provide a single point of contact and referral for children, young people and families who require additional support to ensure they are appropriately safeguarded and protected. MASH is now fully integrated into this new service. The Hub aims to streamline some of the current processes and bring the right support to children and families at the right time.
Central to the Right Help Right Time approach is that children and families who need support from more than one agency have a lead worker. This lead worker works alongside the family, getting to know their circumstances and making sure that the support they need is co-ordinated.
The Hub aims to reduce bureaucracy and bring the right support to children and families at the right time.
The contact details for the Children and Families Hub:
Telephone No: 01534 519000
The work of the Hub is supported by the Jersey’s Children First Practice Framework. Jersey’s Children First delivers training designed to ensure that all those working with children in Jersey have the same level of understanding of safeguarding processes.
The Children and Families Hub working hours are:
8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
8.30am – 4.30pm on Friday.
An out of hours service is also available by contacting the Police switchboard on 01534 612612 or the Hospital switchboard on 01534 442000.
(Reviewed and Revised April/May 2020).