Step 4: Terms
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The following people are NOT allowed to accommodate children:
The Jersey’s Children First is for everyone working with children regardless of the role you have in supporting children and will help support your practice as you work to improve outcomes for children so they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Children will progress differently, depending on their circumstances, but every child has the right to expect appropriate support from adults.
At the heart of Jersey’s Children First is a commitment to early intervention and prevention for children and for this to be co-ordinated around children and families when needed.
The approach uses eight areas of wellbeing in which children need to progress in order to reach their full potential and promote the four outcomes of the Children’s Plan that all children and young people - grow up safely, live healthy lives, learn & achieve, are seen & heard.
The 8 wellbeing indicators are:
Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included
You should ask yourselves the following five questions when you have concerns about a child:
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This is only required if you are hosting juniors.
All members of your household aged 18 years or above undergoing an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service). If you currently hold one, we can accept this as long as we are able to view the original certificate, it is within 3 months of date and/or it is registered on the update renewal service. If not, we will carry out a check for you free of charge*. You will then be obliged to register it on the update renewal service at a cost of £13 per year in order to keep your certificate valid. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to carry out additional check with social services.
* St Brelade’s College will provide a DBS free of charge as long as you host for a minimum of 4 weeks in the year with us. If you host for under this length of time you will be required to pay back the DBS fee to the school (£50).