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      The following people are NOT allowed to accommodate children:

      • Anyone who has had a child removed from his/her care by order of court.
      • Anyone who has been convicted of an offence against a child.
      • Anyone who has had an order made against him or her refusing or cancelling Registration under the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law 2002 or the Children (Jersey) Law 1969.
      • Anyone who has been disqualified from acting as a foster parent.


      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.

      Wellbeing Indicators

      The 8 wellbeing indicators are:
      Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible, Included

      How to use the Wellbeing Indicators

      You should ask yourselves the following five questions when you have concerns about a child:

      • What is getting in the way of this child’s wellbeing?
      • Do I have all the information I need to help this child and their family?
      • What can I do now to help?
      • What can my agency, service or setting do to help this child?
      • What additional help, if any, may be needed from others?

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      • To notify the school of any changes to your circumstances.
      • To encourage the student to speak English as much as possible at home.
      • To encourage the student to feel at home and to integrate him/her as a member of the household rather than a paying guest.
      • Not to host another student of the same native language at the same time unless by special arrangement with us.
      • To provide a clean and comfortable student room.
      • To provide a home environment in which it is possible for the student to carry on his/her English Studies.
      • To provide the student with a balanced and appropriate diet.
      • To show concern for the welfare, safety and security of the student during his/her stay.
      • To give the student reasonable and regular access to bathroom and laundry facilities.
      • To maintain a close liaison with us and so be in a position to help resolve any problems that the student may encounter during his/her stay.
      • To respect the student’s cultural background and be sensitive to the needs of the student.
      • To agree to be present overnight in the home when hosting students unless specially arranged with us.


      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).