Jersey Social Work Law Certificate

The Jersey Social Laws Certificate has been created exclusively by the Jersey Institute of Law and will be run by the Institute’s lecturer, Claire Davies. Mrs Davies is one of a select number of local advocates able to represent children in respect of Public Law proceedings under the Children’s Panel guidelines. She has also served as Chair of the Committee of the Jersey Family Law Association.

This is a compulsory module of the BA in Social Work taught at University College Jersey, and is also available to anyone involved in social work, such as social workers, health professionals, the police, teachers and charities.

The Contents:

The design and delivery of the course allows people to register, either for the full certificate or for part of the certificate as Continual Professional Development.

There are three distinct sections on the course:

  • Part 1 – Jersey legal system
  • Part 2 – Children social work laws
  • Part 3 – Adults social work laws

Obtaining the Jersey Social Work Laws Certificate:

To obtain the certificate, a candidate must study all three parts, submit an assessment to be marked at the end of each part within the required time-frame. And, have received a mark of at least 50% for each assignments.

Continuous Professional Development

For continuous professional development, the Institute of Law will award 1 attendance point per hour of classroom presence. Participants must have completed part 1 (Jersey legal system) before they can enroll to do, either part 2 (Children social work laws) or part 3.

The Facilities:

All classes usually take place at the Institute of Law, Top floor, Turner Building, Highlands College.

However, due to COVID-19 we will need to deliver all of our courses online until Government restrictions are relaxed, and we can go back to face to face teaching.

The Dates and Times:

Classroom teaching will be on Saturdays between 10:00 and 13:00.

The course will run :

  • 23 January 2021 – Jersey Legal System
  • 20 February 2021 – Children Social Work Laws
  • 27 March 2021 – Adults Social Work Laws

The Cost:

  • Jersey Legal System: £500
  • Children’s Social Work Laws: £500
  • Adults’ Social Work Laws: £500

Register for the full certificate and pay only £1200.

Information for Charities:

The Institute of law is offering 2 free places for persons employed or volunteering with a charity listed on the Jersey Charity Commissioners’ database wishing to do the certificate. Two places have been reserved for the September to December sessions and 2 places for the January to April sessions. The Institute of Law will allocate these places on a first come first served basis.

Other information:

This is a Level 4 course with 30 credits.

Download the terms and reference of the course.

Applying for the course:

Jersey Social Work Laws Certificate

Full certificate:
Select all three parts CPD only:
Select Jersey legal system + either the Adult or children course

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