The Child Care and Protection Agency (CPA), has recorded significant successes during the first quarter of 2017.
According to GINA, Director of the agency, Ann Greene said the CPA was able to prevent the separation of 841 children from their family by providing increased support and services to improve their parenting role.
Greene explained that these children were on the verge of being removed from their family because of their home situation. She said the agency worked with them, some of whom were in the special parenting category, while others received assistance from the Ministry of Social Protection’s safety net programme, GINA said.
Greene further explained that without the intervention by CPA those children would have been placed into institutional care. She noted that the children were able to stay at home with their families whilst they received services from CPA.
Additionally, during the first quarter, the CPA successfully installed the new visiting committee for children’s residential care institutions. The committee is a recognised body authorised to visit all established children’s homes and institutions. It consists of no less than 17 responsible citizens who will work for no more than three years.