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.
May 2023- Harmful Sexual Behaviour Multi Agency Framework now operational
The framework is part of the response following on from the NSPCC audit of the Islands' response to HSB, commissioned by the ISCP.
Findings from the audit included:
- No consistent shared understanding of HSB in Guernsey. Multiple returns & sectors highlight this issue
- Several responses indicated a lack of consistency around thresholds locally, with others not being aware of any thresholds being in place for HSB
- Challenges around the collection of data relating to the prevalence of HSB
- Only a small number of referrals coming through that relate to HSB, indicating that young people may not always be routed to the right part of the system
The NSPCC presented a suggested action plan which was adopted by the Steering committee led by Jo Ogier. Jo with input from the group, developed the framework as a key part of implementing the action plan. The subsequent appointment of Savannah Goddard as HSB co-ordinator, ensured that all relevant agencies were consulted and had input into this final document. This new document will give clarity to and strengthen multi agency working within this important area.
In addition to the Framework, the Partnership has rolled out multi agency training, Developing an Understanding of Harmful Sexual Behaviour,for all professionals in the statutory and third sector. We will also shortly be rolling out training in the use of the Brook Tool which is a key part in identifying, understanding and responding appropriately to sexual behaviours.
For further information relating to training please go to My Learning or if you do not have access to the site or require further information, please contact the Inter-Agency Training Co-ordinator, Alix Coubrough Alix.Coubrough@gov.gg
For further information about the framework or Harmful Sexual Behaviour please contact Gareth.Kidd2@gov.gg
The Framework can be viewed here
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: email@example.com.
|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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