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Jersey's first Children's Rights Officer appointed after Jersey Care Inquiry

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Jersey's first Children's Rights Officer has been appointed as part of a new Children's Plan for the island after recommendations from the Jersey Care Inquiry.

Jersey's Children's Minister, Senator Sam Mézec, believes it is a "significant step forward" to improve the lives of children and young people in the island.

I am delighted to see the appointment of Jersey’s first Children's Rights Officer, who will support children and young people in care and make sure their rights are defended and safeguarded.

– Senator Sam Mézec, Jersey's Children's Minster

The Council of Ministers has approved a Children's Plan which "aims to make Jersey the best place to grow up in".

The plan is part of the pledge by Jersey States to give every child the best possible future.

The Children and Young People's Plan will be presented to the States Assembly either later this year or early 2019.

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