Our role is to provide independent assurance about the quality and safety of a range of health and social care services provided in Jersey and the professional staff who work in these services. Below is the current list of people and organisations we work with.
Adult Care Home Services
We register and inspect Adult Care Home Services. A service is a care home when residential accommodation is provided alongside care. The type of care could be personal care or support, or nursing care (or a combination). The service might be provided on either a temporary or permanent basis. Only an adult (in this case, defined as a person aged 22 or above), can be accommodated in a care home.
Adult Day Care Services
We register and inspect Adult Day Care Services. If a care service is provided to adults at premises other than private accommodation but not overnight, this is likely to be a day care service.
Sometimes, adults access services which provide support with social activities or general advice. These services are unlikely to be day care services.
Adult Home Care Services
There are some exceptions to this, and it is important that a discussion takes place with the Commission prior to a decision being made about whether registration is needed.
Children’s Social Care Services
We register and inspect Children’s Social Care Services.
Individual Care Workers
We register Home Care Service Providers under the Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014. The law means that registration is required if working as an individual carer, providing care in someone’s home, and are not employed by a Home Care service.
We register premises for laser use for treatments to include removal of hair, tattoo and pigmented lesions, skin rejuvenation and vision correction and which are carried out in a variety of settings to include health centres, dental practices and beauty salons. The Nursing Homes (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1995 states that type class 3B or class 4 Lasers are specified for the purpose of the Law.
Yellow Fever Centres
We register Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres and keep an online register of vaccination centres. Designation is governed by International Health Regulations adopted by the World Health Organisation. In order to be registered, any designated centre must comply with the local code of practice.
Piercing and Tattooing
We register and keep an online register of practitioners and premises that provide the below treatments. Registration is governed by the Piercing and Tattooing (Jersey) Law 2002. The Law regulates the following treatments which are defined in the approved code of practice:
- Acupuncture (including Dry Needling)
- Body Piercing
- Ear piercing
- Tattooing (including Semi Permanent Make-Up)
We register medical practitioners and keep an online register of those who practise as a medical practitioner in Jersey under the Medical Practitioners (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1960. Registration is required under Jersey Law before working as a doctor or general practitioner (GP), regardless of whether working on a long-term, short-term or temporary work basis.
We register health professionals and keep an online register of those who practise as a health or social care professional in Jersey under the Health Care (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1995. The Law applies to anyone in Jersey who is engaged in a registrable occupation, who claims to be entitled to engage in such an occupation or uses any titles or initials implying that he is qualified to engage in that occupation.
We register and keep an online register of who those who practise as a dental care professional in Jersey under the Dentistry (Jersey) Law 2015
- Clinical Dental Technician
- Dental Hygienist
- Dental Nurse
- Dental Technician
- Dental Therapist
- Orthodontic Therapist
Frequently Asked Questions
If you provide or manage a regulated activity, you need to be registered.
Care homes (including children’s residential homes), home care services and day centres are regulated activities, and both the providers and managers of these activities must be registered in order that these services can operate legally. The Law was amended in 2022 through the introduction of new Regulations. This has brought ten areas of children’s services within the scope of regulation. This took effect at the beginning of 2023. The ten new areas are: fostering services, adoption services, residential family centres, child contact centres, social work services for children and young people, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), independent monitoring and reviewing services (the IRO service), children and family community nursing service and care services provided in special schools.
Nursing care is defined in the Law as:
services that, by reason of their nature and circumstances, including the need for clinical judgement, should be provided by a nurse, including – (a) providing care; (b) assessing, planning and evaluating care needs or the provision of care; and (c) supervising or delegating the provision of care.
If a service must be provided by a nurse then it is likely to be nursing care. Nursing care may include the supervising or delegating of care provision to others who are not nurses.
The ‘need for clinical judgment’ includes the assessment of care needs and the planning and evaluating of care provision.
Personal care is defined in the Law as:
assistance in daily living that does not need to be provided by a nurse, being –
(a) practical assistance with daily tasks, such as eating, washing and
(b) prompting a person to perform daily tasks.
If a service does not need to be provided by a nurse but includes practical assistance with tasks such as eating, washing or dressing then it is likely to be personal care. If a person needs to be prompted to complete these tasks themselves but does not need physical support then this is also likely to be personal care.
Personal support is defined in the Law as:
supervision, guidance, counselling (other than counselling that is health care) and other support in daily living that is provided to an individual as part of a programme of such support.
Where support does not include elements of personal care (washing, dressing etc), but includes supporting a person in other aspects of daily living then this may be personal support. Personal support might include supporting a person to:
Pay bills and manage finances
Access the local community
Clean their home
Use public transport
Take their medication
This list is not definitive and personal care may also include the provision of supervision, guidance or counselling (not including counselling provided in a health care setting).
The important point is whether the personal support is being delivered as a programme of support. In other words, whether it is formally planned.
A care home service is defined in the Law as:
A service providing residential accommodation together with care, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, to adults or children where residents have no choice as to the provider of the care, other than foster care or a service provided in –
(a) a hospital;
(b) a school;
(c) a prison or young offender institution; or
(d) private accommodation (not being accommodation provided purely in the context of the provision of a care home service by the same person who provides that accommodation) occupied exclusively by the care receiver and his or her family.
Where either nursing care, personal care or personal support is being provided in a place other than the person’s own home, this is likely to be a care home unless it is one of the places defined in a-d (above).
Currently, the Law does not separately define children’s residential homes as being different from care homes. However, the Commission recognises that the types of care being provided in each are likely to be very different. Therefore, the Commission operates specific Standards for children’s residential homes. It is important to note that the introduction of new Regulations will ensure that Children’s Homes are separately defined in the Law. The Standards will be amended accordingly.
The Law defines a home care service as:
A service consisting of the provision of care by any person to an individual in private accommodation (not being accommodation provided purely in the context of the provision of a care home service by the same person who provides that accommodation) –
(a) for reward (whether in money or in kind and whether or not that person is a relative or friend of the care receiver); or
(b) as part of a professional service offered to the individual free of charge,
other than a service that is carried on exclusively by a Minister.
Where a service is provided for reward i.e., for money and includes either nursing care, personal care or personal support, this is likely to be a home care service. There are some exceptions to this, and it is important that a discussion takes place with the Commission prior to a decision being made about whether registration is needed.
The Law defines a day care service as:
A service providing premises other than private accommodation –
(a) for adult persons only;
(b) for a limited number of hours in any one day without overnight accommodation; and,
(c) for care that is not limited to social activities, self-help or advice.
The Commission only regulates adult day care services currently. Where a day service provides either nursing care, personal care or personal support, it will probably need to be registered.
Please visit our website Registration and Guidance | Jersey Care Commission to download the applications forms.
You will be required to complete the forms and supply the supplementary documentation in the checklists at end of each form:
It is a requirement for a provider to be registered in order to carry on a regulated activity, and for a manager of a regulated activity to be registered in order to act as such.
Registered Managers are managers of regulated activities. They are the person in charge, and take full-time, day to day control of the establishment or agency.
Providers must ensure that each registered service has a manager. This manager must also register with us.
The manager’s registration is personal to them. It is not transferable to another registered provider.
If the provider is an organisation or an individual who is not suitably skilled, experienced and qualified to manage the establishment or agency, then a manager must be appointed to take full-time, day-to-day control of the service. They must apply to register with the Jersey Care Commission.
An application for registration is only complete when you have supplied all the information that we need to process it, and you have paid the required fee. If you make your application by post and do not supply us with all the required information and/or the required fee, we will contact you and may have to return the application for completion.
Please see the link to the relevant fees JERSEY-CARE-COMMISSION-FEE-TABLE-2022.pdf (carecommission.je)