About the Child Youth & Community Tribunal

The Child Youth and Community Tribunal (CYCT) offers children and young people in need or in trouble the opportunity to have their case heard outside of a court environment.

As part of the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008, a Children’s Convenor was appointed. She is responsible for considering cases where there is concern about a child or young person. If the Convenor decides that grounds set out in the law may be met, the case can be referred to the CYCT.

Based on factual reports and information presented, CYCT members decide what action is required in the best interests of the child. They will be required to make an informed and unbiased decision on whether the child needs to be protected, guided or controlled.