Tag: child protection

LA votes to make ‘grooming’ an offence

LA votes to make ‘grooming’ an offence

| 13/09/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Amendments to the Cayman Islands Penal Code that government steered through the Legislative Assembly on Thursday will add a number of sexual offences to the law, in particular grooming, to aid the prosecution of this type of predatory threat to children and vulnerable people. The attorney general explained that the changes dealt with the […]

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Dealing with paedophilia

Dealing with paedophilia

| 22/06/2017 | 74 Comments

‘Reality Strikes’ writes: Errington Webster is the latest in a recent spate of paedophiles brought to justice, but we know from Marl Road gossip and knowledge of the wider world that there are many more out there. In every country there are adults, mostly men, who find children sexually attractive, and while the public generally […]

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Ozzie rues need for sports anti-abuse policy

Ozzie rues need for sports anti-abuse policy

| 01/02/2017 | 29 Comments

(CNS): With the launch of a new policy aimed at local sports associations to help them prevent the abuse of young athletes, Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden said that Cayman has regrettably changed and development has led to greater risks for kids playing sport. The policy is designed to deter and prevent abuse, facilitate reporting and […]

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New CoP orders external review of child abuse cases

New CoP orders external review of child abuse cases

| 04/01/2017 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Following an RCIPS internal audit of all open child abuse cases in the Cayman Islands, triggered by a recent court case where the failure by the police to investigate a serious complaint of child sex abuse became apparent, an external review has been commissioned by the new police commissioner, Derek Byrne. Three officers from the […]

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CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

| 21/11/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Government continues to wrestle with the best way to deal with at-risk children and is planning to undertake an outline business case on the future of the Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation, which is currently responsible for children the courts have remanded or ordered into its care. Following a strategic assessment of the […]

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NGOs call for child safety standards

NGOs call for child safety standards

| 16/11/2016 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Local activists that are part of a coalition of non-profits and government agencies working to address child abuse in the Cayman Islands have warned that the ongoing failure of the authorities to establish national standards for youth organisations means that there is no oversight for people working with children and no requirements to meet […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.