Digital copy of Exhibit GS3: Extract from Review of the Principles, Practices and Provision for Children and Young People with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Disorders in the Island of Jersey: Final Report for the Education, Health and Social Services and Home Affairs Committees by Kathie Bull. Used as evidence in relation to Geoffrey Spencer's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 16 June 2015 [C/D/AW2/B3/17/WS000590].

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December 1st 2002 - December 31st 2002

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Children's Homes Report. 1. Introduction. Refers to two children's homes inspected by Jersey's SEBD [Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Difficulties] Review, with a view to assess the quality of provision for children and young people who present a challenge to themselves, their peers, and those managing establishments. Details action taken as part of the inspections, including observations, interviews, examination of documentation, scrutinisation of accommodation and discussion of security and safeguarding arrangements. 2. Planning For Care. Refers to complex planning arrangements the subject of continued discussion and debate between home managers and Children's Services. States that children's homes in Jersey are not registered by the local authority, do not hold licences to operate which are reviewed on an annual basis, and are not subject to formal or unannounced yearly inspections. Refers to documentation held by the children's homes not formally authorised by the Heath and Social Services Committee. Refers to documentation not currently held by the children's home with regards to plans for caring for children. Refers for key workers, children's home staff, and child care officers. 3. Management and Administration. Refers to a nominated officer from Children's Services overseeing the children's homes. Refers to the lack of a standard, naming the National Minimal Care Standards of the Children's Home Regulations United Kingdom 2002, against which the quality of service can be assessed or judged. Notes failings regarding reveiws of children's homes, and comments on the differences between the two children's homes inspected.


Bull, Kathie, Dr
Spencer, Geoffrey
Children's Services
Children's Department
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Health and Social Services Committee


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