Find out who to call when you have a concern.
Where to get advice and support
Where to get advice and support.
This area of the website is for professionals working with children and families. DETAILS OF TRAINING FOR 2022 can be found here
If you are concerned about a child in Guernsey or Alderney
If you are a member of the public who has concerns about a child's welfare or safety, and if that child is in Guernsey or Alderney, call a children's services social worker on 01481 223182. Out of office hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01481 222222
If it is an emergency, please call the police on 999 or 112.
If you work with children in Guernsey or Alderney and believe a child you work with is in need of additional support, you should make enquiries to the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) in writing using the MASH enquiry form. If you are aware that the child has a social worker you should contact them directly.
If you believe a child is being mistreated and is at risk of harm, please contact the MASH team as soon as possible on 01481 223182. If the matter is urgent and outside of office hours you can contact the duty social worker on 01481 222222. If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police.
You can find out more about the MASH here.
If you are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) you can find out more about the process here.
Serious Case Review February 2023
The Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership has published a summary document outlining the key findings from the Serious Case Review (SCR), which was instigated to examine if there was any learning for relevant services who had encountered and worked with 'John' prior to him committing serious sexual offences. The young adult has been anonymised due to their age when engaging with services and to encourage their full cooperation with the review.
Sarah Elliott, Pan Island Independent Chair Safeguarding Partnership Boards, said:
'We publish the findings of Serious Case Reviews to demonstrate how the ISCP meets its statutory responsibilities for reviewing serious safeguarding incidents but also to raise awareness of the learnings identified. Managing the impact of children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour is an incredibly challenging area of work for agencies across Health and Care, Justice, the Police and Education. It is important that they are not immediately criminalised prior to their behaviour escalating, yet agencies must consistently - and rightly - focus on the impact of such behaviour on potential victims. As the learning has emerged from this case, the Safeguarding Partnership has led work on the development of a Harmful Sexual Behaviour to ensure all frontline staff are trained and equipped to identify and manage these behaviours at the earliest stage possible.'
The Learning Summary can be viewed here : SCR learning Summary February 2023 [213kb]
About the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership - ISCP
The ISCP is formally known as the Islands Child Protection Committee. It is a multi-agency committee with representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors. It was given legal status in the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law, 2008. Its main purpose is to enhance the safety of children and young people in the islands through promoting effective co-ordination and co-operation between agencies providing services to children and families.
Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership - contact details
Address: Perruque House, Rue de la Perruque, Castel, Guernsey, GY5 7NT. Independent Chair: Sarah Elliott Business manager: Gareth Kidd - Gareth.Kidd2@gov.gg. Administration: Perruque House - PerruqueHouseadmin@gov.gg Telephone: 01481 226923 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|This page was added to website on 22 June 2015Updated:08 january 2021 to include change of number for MASH and Out of Hours3 January 2017 to include information about the MASH, TAC and Sark24 February 2017 to include information about change of name to ISCP.1 September 2017 contact details drop down table added.16 April 2019 update link to Sark safeguarding information.|
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