Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

New community affairs boss to staff up NAU

New community affairs boss to staff up NAU

| 02/10/2017 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Two additional staff members have been hired to work at the Needs Assessment Unit, starting today, Monday, the new acting chief officer with responsibility for community affairs, Teresa Echenique, told staff on a tour of the NAU last Wednesday. She said that efforts would also be made to fill [...]

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DCFS boss says law boosted child abuse workload

DCFS boss says law boosted child abuse workload

| 13/09/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The number of reported cases of children being neglected or abused and at risk in some way has increased significantly since the introduction of mandatory reporting under the children’s law. Speaking recently to the Public Accounts Committee, Felicia Robinson, the director of the Department [...]

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Novice MLA walks out of PAC

Novice MLA walks out of PAC

| 07/09/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS): The newly elected opposition member for Bodden Town West, Chris Saunders, was clearly frustrated during Wednesday’s Public Accounts Committee when he realised that the proceedings were not going to offer any immediate solutions for his constituents in need and walked out. Saunders said [...]

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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 commissione [...]

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CIG fills top vacancy at family services

CIG fills top vacancy at family services

| 10/08/2016 | 69 Comments
(CNS): A former director with the St Lucia government has been appointed as Cayman’s new director of Children and Family Services following an open recruitment drive, officials revealed Wednesday. Felicia Robinson, originally from Barbados, is a long-term resident of Cayman who has worked in the s [...]

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FOI boss orders fee review on records search

FOI boss orders fee review on records search

| 21/04/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): In his latest hearing decision, the information commissioner has found that while there are instances when a public authority can charge a freedom of information applicant a fee to search for records, it must be reasonable. Following a hearing over a fee of more than $500 that was charged to [...]

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Data, policies and laws missing on poverty

Data, policies and laws missing on poverty

| 09/07/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): No research analysis or information gathering on who and how many people in the Cayman Islands are living in poverty or at risk of falling into it has been conducted since well before the 2009 economic crisis hit. Government does not have any defined policies or goals about how its social ass [...]

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Another top job opens in civil service

Another top job opens in civil service

| 30/06/2015 | 12 Comments
(CNS): As succession planning remains a key issue in the civil service, the retirement of a top public sector boss in September will open up yet another critical leadership post in government. Jen Dixon, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services, will be retiring on 1 September [...]

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Mould behind closure of family services office

Mould behind closure of family services office

| 23/03/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have now revealed that concerns about mould in the building that houses the West Bay office of the Department of Children and Family Services is the reason why the office has been closed. With the welfare of the staff and clients at risk, the department said the building [...]

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West Bay family service office closed

West Bay family service office closed

| 20/03/2015 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Customers of the Department of Children and Family Services in West Bay will now need to travel to George Town to meet with social workers and support staff as the local office has closed. Government officials released a notice Thursday stating: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the [...]

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