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Children’s Convenor visits Alderney to extend support for young people and families

Alderney’s Policy & Finance Committee (PFC) recently invited Children’s Convenor Karen Brady to discuss positive outcomes following the recent review of the Children’s Law. While in Alderney, Karen met with a range of individuals who work with children and young people. Karen hopes to extend this to include the Island Medical Centre and other relevant agencies in future visits.

The role of a Monitor

The Child, Youth and Community Tribunal plays an extremely important role in the lives of many children and young people across the Bailiwick. With 40 Tribunal Members making decisions about children, young people and their families, President of the Tribunal, Ashley Rawles, explains how this part of the Children’s Tribunal System is continually reviewed to ensure the best decisions are made and standards maintained.

The importance of language

Language is more than just a collection of words; it is something that connects us to each other, and we often underestimate its impact. In our latest blog, Children’s Convenor Karen Brady discusses why the language we use in The Children’s Tribunal System is important and why we are working hard at using language that cares.

Level 3 Safeguarding Children & Young People

The States of Guernsey is once again hosting its Level 3 Safeguarding Children & Young People, with a half day course on The Role of the Children's Convenor and Child Youth and Community Tribunal.

Tribunal Member training kicks off for 2023

This weekend we had our first manditory training session of the year for our Tribunal Members. We were very grateful to Alix Coubrough from the Island’s Safeguarding Children Partnership for giving us an introduction to disguised compliance and contextual safeguarding.  We learned…

The Children’s Tribunal System - a unique system that has children and community at its heart

In every society, large or small, there are laws, cultures, and traditions that guide the care and protection of children and young people. Protecting children always start with the family, but the wider community also has a role to play - after all “it takes a village to raise a child”.