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Abbeyfield Jersey Society - sheltered housing ( 8.40.5.L5 )
Ace of Clubs (Rouge Bouillon School) - after school and holiday care ( 8.30.84.L3 )
ADAPT ( 8.22.4.L1 )
Adoption in Jersey ( 8.30.55. )
Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (8.45.1.L2)
Age Concern ( 8.40.25. )
Amnesty International ( 8.62.4.L2 )
Association of Jersey Charities ( 8.62.0 )
Barnardo's - Plan B Jersey (8.2.2)
Bereavement counselling and support groups ( 8.45.16. )
Birth details, availability ( 8.30.55.L4 )
Bringing an elderly person to live in Jersey ( 8.40.0.L1 )
British Red Cross Society ( 8.60.1.L3 )
Carers - Respite Care ( 8.34.0.L1 )
Centre Point Trust ( 8.30.84.L2 )
Channel Islands Air Search ( 8.62.3.L27 )
Channel Islands Family History Society ( 8.55.7.L1 )
Charities who collect goods and recycling ( 8.62.1.L4 )
Charity shops ( 8.62.1.L5 )
Child accident prevention (Jersey) ( 8.30.80.L11 )
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ( 8.30.5.L1 )
Child contact centre (drop-off centre) ( 8.30.40.L3 )
Child protection in Jersey ( 8.30.65.L2 )
Child Support Agency (UK) ( 8.27.10.L9 )
Childcare for Children ( 8.30.80.L7 )
Childline ( 8.30.65.L7 )
Childminding ( 8.30.80.L1 )
Children leaving Home, being left alone, babysitting ( 8.30.5.L5 )
Children's Service ( 8.30. )
Civil Partnerships- [8.18.9]
Collecting for Charity ( 8.62.1.L3 )
Community alarms / Alarms for the elderly - ( 8.40.0.L2 )
Concessions & Benefits for Senior Citizens ( 8.40.25.L4 )
Congratulatory Telemessages from the Queen ( 8.55.3.L6 )
Day Care Centres - Elderly persons ( 8.40.5.L4 )
Dewberry House (8.2.3)
End of Marital Relationship Checklist ( 8.25.1 )
Families Need Fathers ( 8.30.82.L8 )
Family Mediation Jersey ( 8.25.13.L1 )
Fostering ( 8.30.60 )
Gender dysphoria (Trans*, Transgender, Gender Non Conforming) ( 8.14.6 )
Gender Recognition (Jersey) Law 2010- (8.55.3.15)
Getting married in Jersey ( 8.18.8.L1 )
Good Companions Clubs ( 8.40.25.L5 )
Help an African Schoolchild ( 8.62.4.L5 )
Human bones found ( 8.45.12.L12 )
Jersey Aid for Europe Foundation ( 8.62.3.L39 )
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship (Hostels for young people) ( 8.62.3.L13 )
Jersey Association of Child Carers ( 8.30.80.L4 )
Jersey Cheshire Homes Foundation (Accommodation for disabled people) ( 8.62.3.L15 )
Jersey Child Care Trust ( 8.30.80. )
Jersey Hospice Care ( 8.62.3.L25 )
Jersey Lifeboat Guild ( 8.62.3.L8 )
Jersey Round Table ( 8.62.3.L26 )
Jersey Women's Refuge ( 8.22.4.L2 )
Lady Taverners and Lord's Taverners ( 8.62.3.L24 )
Maison Des Landes ( 8.34.0.L6 )
Marriage abroad ( 8.18.8.L2 )
Marriage in church - Jersey, Times of ceremonies, Divorced couples - remarriage ( 8.18.8.L3 )
Missing persons / tracing people believed to be in Jersey ( 8.55.10 )
Mother and Toddler Groups - List ( 8.30.84.L8 )
Nannies and Au Pairs ( 8.30.80.L10 )
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Jersey ( 8.30.65.L8 )
Organ Donation ( 8.45.1.L1 )
Out of hours services (10.6.7.L5)
Oxfam Jersey Group ( 8.62.3.L22 )
Parenting Support Services( 8.30.82. )
Parents Support Groups ( 8.30.5.L8 )
Parish sheltered housing ( 8.40.5.L7 )
Paternity testing for parentage assessment ( 8.30.10. )
RAFA - Royal Air Force Association - The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund ( 8.62.3.L29 )
Re-registration of a child's name ( 8.30.32.L3 )
Registered Childcare ( 8.30.84.L1 )
Registration of Births/Marriages/Deaths. Certificates ( 8.55.3. )
Relate Jersey ( 8.25.13. )
Relationships and housing ( 8.28.0. )
Respite care for children ( 8.30.0.L4 )
Rights and responsibilities of children under eighteen ( 8.30.5.L3 )
Rotary Clubs ( 8.62.3.L10 )
Royal British Legion ( 8.60.1.L1 )
Samaritans ( 8.62.3.L16 )
Sanctuary Trust - Men's Shelter (8.18.8.L4)
School holiday - child care ( 8.30.80.L12 )
Setting up a charity in Jersey. To register a charity in Jersey ( 8.62.1.L1 )
Sheltered Homes ( 8.40.5.L2 )
Smack or Assault? ( 8.30.65.L6 )
Smoke Alarms ( 8.40.0.L9 )
Soroptomist International ( 8.62.3.L4 )
St John Ambulance ( 8.60.1.L7 )
St Pauls Church / Community Centre ( 8.60.1.L2 )
St Vincent de Paul Society ( 8.62.3.L34 )
The Silver Line UK (8.24.7)
Variety Club - Tent 52 (Children's Welfare) ( 8.62.3.L2 )
Video recording classification ( 8.30.1.L2 )
Wooden Spoon Society ( 8.62.3.L35 )
Young People - Proof of Age (8.30.15)
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LOCAL INFORMATION

8.30.5.L3
Rights and responsibilities of children under eighteen

Extent:Jersey
Updated 10 July 2019
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Employment

1 Any agreement signed by an under eighteen year old employee could not be upheld in the court as having been signed by a minor i.e. contract unenforceable.

Credit

2 Although minors frequently enter into credit agreements, such agreements are not legally enforceable until the minor is over eighteen years of age. Most finance companies insist that a parent or guardian stands guarantor for a credit agreement, some will not allow a minor to enter into an agreement unless the parent or guardian is party to the agreement (ie agreement will be in joint names). The court will accept an action to sue a minor, but if there is a judgement given, it cannot be enforced by the Viscount's Department until the minor reaches eighteen years.

Liability for debts or compensation

3 A minor is not legally liable for debts resulting from contracts for the supply of anything other than the necessities of life, for example food and essential clothing. If a person under eighteen runs up debts for other luxury items they could be taken to court and sued. However, if the creditor is given judgement, this could not be enforced by the Viscount Department until the debtor is eighteen.

If the minor has a debt resulting from damages or liability for wrong doing they are responsible for repayment and can be sued in the court, but any judgement could not be enforced until they reached the age of majority at eighteen. Should the minor be under the age of puberty, then the parents could be held responsible for any payments due, and could be sued.

Minimum age for employment

4. For more information on child employment, click here