child, youth and community tribunal

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what to do if you are worried about a child or young person

If there is an emergency or a child is at immediate risk you should phone the police.

Anyone can refer a child to the Children’s Convenor. In practice most referrals come from the police, the Committee (CHSC) and the School Attendance Service (SAS).

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Road Closure Notification 19th July 2021 until 3rd September 2021.

La Grande Rue Road, St Martins will be closing in phases from 19th July 2021 until 3rd September 2021. During this time, we ask service users to enter Briarwood from the Co-operative Supermarket side. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. If you have any queries, please call us on 01481 223290.

Attending Hearings of the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal (CYCT) and Children’s Convenor Meetings from 22 March 2021

Now that we have moved to Stage 3 of exit from lockdown we have returned to holding face to face Hearings and Convenor Meetings at our office at Briarwood. Things will however look and feel a bit different for a while as we all do our bit to prevent the spread of infection in the Bailiwick. We have removed all toys, books and leaflets from the waiting rooms so you may wish to bring a book or magazine with you. We will ask you to sanitise your hands on arrival. We have plenty of sanitiser available in our reception area, Hearing room and waiting rooms. Depending on the number of people attending the Hearing or Convenor Meeting we may be wearing a face covering and we may ask you to wear a face covering too. We have disposable ones in case you forget to bring one. Although face coverings are not mandatory the wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces is recommended by Public Health. We have made arrangements in our waiting rooms and Hearing room so that you can socially distance if you wish to. If you, or anyone coming with you, has a confirmed or a possible COVID-19 infection or have any of the COVID -19 symptoms you should not come to Briarwood. Please contact our office on 223290 or email [email protected] as soon as possible so that we can discuss with you alternative options for you to take part. As we know from the experience of the last year, the situation can change quickly and if we need to make any changes to the arrangements for your Hearing or Convenor Meeting, we will contact you directly by phone or email. For the latest information regarding COVID-19, visit the States of Guernsey website https://www.gov.gg/coronavirus

Joint statement regarding Hearings of the Child Youth and Community Tribunal (CYCT) in Stage 2 of recovery from Lockdown.

Stage 2 of Exit from Lockdown Since the Bailiwick re-entered lockdown in January 2021 we have been holding Hearings and Convenor Meetings remotely. In view of the limited space within our offices at Briarwood we have decided to continue with these arrangements during Stage 2. This means that our office at Briarwood will remain closed to the public for now. All of our staff however are still working and can be contacted by email at [email protected] or telephone on 223290. We are doing what we can to make Hearings and Convenor Meetings as inclusive as possible. If you are participating in a remote Hearing or Convenor Meeting, your rights are exactly the same as if you were attending in person. Please contact us when you receive the letter telling you the date and time of the Hearing or Convenor Meeting so that we can decide together how we best ensure you are able to take part. We would like to thank all of the children and young people who have taken part in Hearings during the lockdown. You have shown great resilience in adapting to the ever changing circumstances and new ways of doing things. Your views, wishes and feelings play a vital part in the decisions that we make. We will return to face to face hearings in Stage 3 or as soon as it is safe to do so.

our vision

Our vision is for a CYCT system that improves the outcomes and experiences for children and young people who may be at risk to ensure that they are safe, protected and offered positive futures.