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Children's Day 2024

Almost 60 Island charities and businesses are to attend Jersey Children’s Day at Howard Davis Park on Sunday, 7 July 2024, from 11am to 5pm.

The annual event is dedicated to recognising and celebrating Jersey’s children and young people and advocating for their well-being and rights. The 2024 edition will feature free activities for the community to enjoy, alongside performances from youth performers on the park stage throughout the day.

NSPCC Jersey and Safeguarding Partnership Board will be attending Children’s Day to share important safeguarding messages and support children and young people to stay safe, both on and offline, before the launch of a new safeguarding campaign later this year.

A quiet hour will be held from 10am–11am, for children and young people who might prefer to enjoy the activities in a less crowded environment.

The popular Jersey Youth Service zorbs, Jersey Youth Arts, Jersey Sport and States of Jersey Police will be in attendance on the day as well as a number of entertainers, face painters and performers offering fun and engaging activities.

Invitations to children and young people will be distributed through nurseries, schools, colleges, and home school students. There will be discounted food and drinks stalls and we encourage families to bring a picnic with no glass or alcohol.

Cheyenne O’Connor, of the Butterfly Effect, which represent ssurvivors of abuse, said: “Jersey Children’s Day is an opportunity to ensure that lessons learnt from the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry are never forgotten. It is not only a day to remember the Island’s past but a day to look forward to brighter futures. The Children’s Day event team have worked hard behind the scenes and this family fun day is a true example of the community coming together for our children, young people, and families.”

The Minister for Children and Families, Constable Richard Vibert, said: “Jersey Children’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation for the young people in our community. It is a day to celebrate their achievements, support their aspirations, and ensure their voices are heard. We are committed to creating an environment where every child in Jersey can thrive.”

Katherine McGovern, Partnership Service Manager at NSPCC Jersey, said: “We are really looking forward to being at Jersey Children’s Day once again. We have fun activities planned, as well as appearances from our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus throughout the day, so we hope children, parents and carers will come to see us and chat about how we can keep more children safe, both on and offline. Our new online safety campaign will be launching later this year, so parents have a chance to tell us what support they need and how they want to receive it through interactive activities on the day.”


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