Cyber Abuse Workshop Series Launched

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The first in a series of workshops on Adolescents and Cyber Abuse, targeting approximately 900 students from primary and secondary schools across the island, was launched today at the Almond Beach Resort. Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, who addressed the first group of participants from several northern secondary schools, said the workshop was timely and provided an excellent opportunity …

Activities To Mark Child Month

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As part of the activities to mark Child Month, the Child Care Board (CCB) will hold a T20 cricket match – the Child Care Board vs Entertainers; and the CCB Residential and Office vs. CCB Day Care – on Friday, May 19, at the Dover Playing Field, Christ Church, at 6:30 p.m. The CCB is also inviting the public to …

Private Day Care Operators Urged To Register

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The Child Care Board is urging all operators of private day care centres to register or renew their licences by January 31, 2017. This notice also applies to owners of family day care centres, who are classified as persons providing daily care for three or more children (other than their own) in their homes. Registration is an annual process which …

New Plans Ahead For The Child Care Board

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Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett is awaiting the final report of the Coroner’s inquest into the death of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes, to decide which direction his Ministry should take regarding the Child Care Board. Mr. Blackett made this disclosure on Wednesday during a courtesy call at his Warrens office with the new UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other …

Framework Necessary For Child Abuse Victims

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A framework should be implemented to ensure that all victims of child abuse are provided with opportunities for treatment, counselling and justice. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, made this call this morning, while addressing a Child Abuse Management Workshop at the Savannah Hotel, for stakeholders at the forefront of caring for and protecting the …