The decision to de-register may be agreed by the appropriate social work manager, without the need to convene a child protection review conference, in any of the following circumstances:
- the child has reached the age of 18 years;
- the child has permanently left the Guernsey and Alderney;
- the child has died.
In all other cases the decision to de-register can only be made at a child protection review conference.
Parents or carers should always be informed in writing when their child’s name has been removed from the child protection register.
De-registration should not automatically lead to services being stopped, as a child whose name is removed from the register may still require additional support and services. The lead professional should discuss with the parents and the child what services might be appropriate.