The Government of Jersey have called on islanders to put children first.
The campaign, taking place on World Children’s Day, is asking everyone from businesses to the public to pledge support for young people.
Listen to children and young people
Support families that need extra help
Provide children in care with a safe, loving, secure home
Expand Early Help
Recruit and retain a professional workforce
Make it easier to share data and information
Ensure sufficient funding is available
Publish clear standards and be held to account for achieving them
Jersey’s Children’s Minister, Senator Sam Mezec, admits that Jersey is not the best place in the world for children to grow up, but this plan is not unachievable.
Putting children first is our number one ambition as a government and has to inspire everything we do. In the past we’ve not been very good at it. Today we want to extend the campaign across the island.
As Jersey's largest employer we will encourage everyone who works for the Government to support this important initiative to 'Put Children First'. Everyone who works for the public service, no matter what department, has a role to play in the care and protection of children and helping to build a child-friendly Jersey.