Day care centres which only provide social activities or general advice are unlikely to fall within the scope of regulation and are unlikely to need to register.
If a charity or voluntary organisation provides a regulated activity (such as a home care service or a care home), then it will need to become registered.
Much will depend upon the type of service which is being provided. The provision of place where children/young people live and sleep for a period of time is not something which the Care Commission should register and regulate unless a form of care is being provided. If a service provides nursing or personal care, then it probably would need to be regulated. If a service provides personal support as part of a programme of activity, then it may need to be regulated but if personal support is being provided on an ad hoc basis, and not as an actual programme, then it may not need to regulated. Where these types of situation arise, it would be appropriate to have a discussion with the Commission before making a decision.
This is likely to depend upon whether the service is defined as a professional service. As a rule, if a form of nursing care, personal care or personal support is provided to a person as a professional service or programme of support, then there will be a need for registration.
If this type of support is being provided free of charge then there is no need for the person providing the support to become registered. However, if the person providing the support is being paid (either in the form of money or in kind), then there is a need for registration. There are some exceptions to ‘pay and reward’ which are set out in Schedule 1 of the Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014. These include the provision of celebratory gifts, the reimbursement of expenses and components of specific benefits.
Please contact the Jersey Care Commission who will be able to support you in determining whether registration is needed. We will also be able to guide you through the registration process.