Citizens Advice Bureau Jersey

Our advice is available in the following ways:


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Abbeyfield Jersey - 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 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 )
Congratulatory Telemessages from the Queen ( 8.55.3.L6 )
Dewberry House (8.2.3)
End of Marital Relationship Checklist ( 8.25.1 )
Family Mediation Jersey ( 8.25.13.L1 )
Fostering ( 8.30.60 )
Gender Recognition (Jersey) Law 2010- (
Help an African Schoolchild ( 8.62.4.L5 )
Human bones found ( 8.45.12.L12 )
Information for Charities during COVID-19 ( 8.62.1.L2 )
Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship (Hostels for young people) ( 8.62.3.L13 )
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 )
Out of hours services (10.6.7.L5)
Paternity testing for parentage assessment ( 8.30.10. )
RAFA - Royal Air Force Association - The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund ( 8.62.3.L29 )
Registration of Births/Marriages/Deaths. Certificates ( 8.55.3. )
Relate Jersey ( 8.25.13. )
Relationships and housing ( 8.28.0. )
Rights and responsibilities of children under eighteen ( 8.30.5.L3 )
Royal British Legion ( 8.60.1.L1 )
Sanctuary Trust - Men's Shelter (8.18.8.L4)
Setting up a charity in Jersey. To register a charity in Jersey ( 8.62.1.L1 )
Sheltered Homes ( 8.40.5.L2 )
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 )


Birth details, availability

Extent: Jersey
Updated 15 January 2020

Words you may need to know

Adopted – to live with someone who is not your birth parent but who has taken on legal responsibility for you as if they were your parent

Counselling - support, often related to emotional problems or big issues in your life

Compulsory - you don’t have to do it

Birth family – the family you were born into

Consequences – things that might happen as a result of something else happening

Superintendent Registrar – head of the Registry where all records of birth, marriage and death in Jersey are kept


Applying for birth records

A change to the Jersey Adoption Law came in on 1 January 1996. The changes in the law were as a result of the need felt by many adopted persons for information about their birth families and the situation that led to their adoption.

If you're over the age of 18, and you were born before the 1st of January 2007 and you want information from your birth records, you need to meet with a Social Worker from the adoption service for adoption counselling before you can get a copy of your original birth certificate.

If the adoption was after 1st of January 2007 the counselling meeting is not compulsory.

At the counselling meeting the Social Worker will discuss with you how much you already know about your birth family and your reasons for wanting further information. The social worker will:

·         give you as much information as possible about your adoption

·         help you to understand some of the feelings and emotions you or your adoptive
    parents might feel.

·         help you make inquiries about your birth family

·         help you consider the possible effects and consequences for your birth parents if
    you decide to trace them

In order to find the right records, you will need to supply the following information to the adoption service:

·         your name

·         your date of birth

·         your maiden name (if appropriate)

·         the surname and Christian names of your adoptive parents

It is important that the adoption service is given some form of identification, so they can be sure that information is given to the right person. If you were born in Jersey the Social Worker will apply on your behalf to the Superintendent Registrar for a copy of your original birth certificate. The cost is £20 and you need to make a cheque payable to ‘the Treasurer of the States’.

An adopted adult is able to put their name down on the Contact Registers held by the Superintendent Registrar in Jersey and the Greffe in Guernsey if they wish people to know that they want to make contact with their birth family.


For further information:

See:   http://govje/Caring/Children/FosteringAdoption/Adoption/Pages/AccessRecords.aspx



Fostering and Adoption Jersey

Children's Service, Liberte House, 19-23 La Motte Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4SY



Tel:    01534 443970

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