Information on organisations and services that support parents, children and families in Jersey. If you think an organisation should be added to this list please email Katherine@mumsinjersey.co.uk
The JCCT can offer you support and advice about childcare in Jersey. They have information on childcare provision, including financial advice. The JCCT also have various projects such as the Special Needs Inclusion Project and the Nanny Accreditation Scheme. They can help you with a whole variety of issues.
Brighter Futures’ focus is to help build stronger families and communities and to ensure that parents and children in Jersey have brighter futures. Families and young people facing challenges in their lives are referred to Brighter Futures from:
Parenting Support Services, health visitors, GPs, schools, and Children’s Services. Parents can also refer themselves. We offer a range of programmes which address three key areas of family life: relationships within the family, self-awareness, and self-management, self-esteem and confidence.
Philip’s Footprints primarily offer baby loss memory boxes to parents facing the devastating loss of their baby or babies, from early second trimester to full term or neonatal loss. It was set up by Jo & Paul Nash following the unexpected full term stillbirth of their second son Philip.
At a time when clear thinking is impossible, these memory boxes help parents create as many precious memories as possible in the short time available.
We provide a range of memory making items and also provide literature on grief and loss for parents and siblings and support information. Memory making items are also donated to Robin Ward (children’s ward) in the very sad event of a child dying.
Jo is able to provide support on an informal one to one basis, if requested.
Family Mediation provides an opportunity to meet with professionally trained mediators in a neutral and confidential setting. It is a way of resolving difficulties through joint meetings with the help of a trained impartial person. It creates an opportunity to sort out practical family arrangements, particularly during separation and divorce.
Maison Allo is part of Les Amis. They offer respite care in a safe environment to children with mild and moderate learning difficulties. Children can enjoy breaks from their families while feeling safe and relaxed. Each child is treated as an individual respecting his or her religious, cultural and emotional needs
NSPCC Jersey Service Centre
The NSPCC Jersey Service Centre is an island-wide service that provides vital support to local families. We are based at The Gower Centre in Stopford Road, St Helier.
We are delivering cutting edge services to protect children, prevent abuse and give children the help and support they need. We believe in a society where every child is happy, fulfilled and free from fear.
You can also visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nspccjersey
Services on Offer:
Letting The Future In (LTFI) is a therapeutic service for children and young people age 4 to 17, who have made a disclosure of sexual abuse. Many children and young people feel confused and upset by what has happened to them, so a wide range of approaches are used by the workers at the one to one sessions including talking, play and creative activities, which gives children and young people an opportunity to explain how they are feeling. The service is designed to work with children, young people and the safe parent and or carer.
Family SMILES (Simplifying mental illness and life enhancing skills): A group work programme for children age 7 to 15 who live with a family member who has a mental health difficulty which has impacted on the child’s emotional and/or physical wellbeing. This service is designed to work with both children and parents. Please note MIND Jersey will be delivering this service from mid 2017.
Baby Steps: A unique group work programme which is provided jointly by NSPCC Practitioners and midwives. The 9 week programme starts before birth and is designed to support parents with the transition to parenthood in a fun, meaningful way and helps them engage positively with their babies.
United Voices: A group for 11 to18 year olds, meet at The Gower Centre every month and engage in Regional Participation events nationally. We are keen for young people to have an opportunity to voice their say on the services available to children and young people in the Island and to discuss the issues affecting young people.
Speak Out and Stay Safe: A programme launched so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. The programme provides child friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops in all Channel Island primary schools to help all children aged 4 to 11 learn essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way.
Parenting Support Services
The Parenting Support Team at the Bridge aims to help parents fulfil their important roles by offering education and guidance around positive parenting via a number of supportive programmes and activities. The programmes cover all ages and stages with particular emphasis on key transition periods and include; J.E.L.L.Y. clubs (Jersey Early Learning Literacy Years), Ready Steady Toddler, How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Blame my Brain (for parents of teenagers).
Contact: 01534 449481 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Relate work as relationship counsellors and therapists with both couples and individuals, married, unmarried, gay and lesbian. We explore emotional and sexual difficulties arising at any time in the life of or the ending of relationships. Although we see people on their own, our distinctive focus is on the adult couple relationship.
The Mums in Jersey facebook page is an online community of parents that can offer you advice, support and local information. And of course this website has lots of information for the whole family.
We are a new charity set up to help sick children and their families in Jersey and sponsor various community projects. An example of the type of work we aim to do would be:
-Purchase life saving equipment for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and Children’s (Robin) Wards at the General Hospital.
-Assist families with travel costs where there is a need to travel to the UK for their child’s treatment.
-Assist families with the treatment of their children where there is a gap in funding provided by the States of Jersey.
-Sponsor special projects for all the island’s children such as eductational community days.