Tag: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

Special court to tackle domestic abuse

| 13/12/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The police, prosecutors, courts and community rehabilitation have entered into a wide agreement that they all hope will help improve and fast-track the handling of domestic abuse cases in the Cayman Islands. The deal paves the way for a specialist court as well as more focused support services for victims. Domestic violence was not […]

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Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

Legal changes to help prosecute grooming

| 20/08/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Amendments to the Penal Code that government hopes to steer through the Legislative Assembly at next month’s meeting on Cayman Brac have been welcomed by the police, as they say it will help them and prosecutors convict sexual predators and abusers who groom young victims. The Penal Code is being amended to include eight […]

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Police widen attempted child abduction case

Police widen attempted child abduction case

| 13/03/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The police are warning the people of West Bay that a predator targeting children may be at large in the district after investigators received more reports of man seen behaving in a suspicious manner near children at the weekend. Following the report of the attempted abduction on Up the Hill Road of a 7-year-old girl, […]

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Child fights off masked abductor

Child fights off masked abductor

| 11/03/2018 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Police are looking for a masked man who attempted to abduct a child in West Bay on Saturday afternoon. The man tried to snatch the 7-year-old girl, who did not know him, around 4pm yesterday on Up the Hill Road. Police said the “child strenuously resisted and got away from the man”. She then […]

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Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

Suspect arrested over sex assault at Smith Cove

| 05/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have begun an investigation into what may have been a series of sex offences committed at Smith Barcadere (aka Smith Cove) in South Sound on Sunday evening, 4 February. A 51-year-old man was tracked down and arrested by police following reports that he assaulted at least one young girl in the water at […]

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Social media users warned about child abuse video

Social media users warned about child abuse video

| 01/02/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is warning social media users not to share a video that is circulating locally on social media which portrays child sexual abuse. Police said they believe the video originated in Jamaica and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), which deals with child abuse crimes, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the footage. The specialist unit […]

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Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

Family Centre leads campaign against gender violence

| 04/12/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre has begun its annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, which runs until 10 December, and is calling on people to take part in the Clothesline Project this Wednesday. Health Minister Dwayne Seymour noted that domestic violence spikes in December and the campaign raised awareness […]

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First treated sex offender released from jail

First treated sex offender released from jail

| 23/03/2017 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The rehabilitation of offenders has become of significant importance at the prison since the change in the law that now requires all inmates to demonstrate that they have changed before they are released early. But one of the most challenging issues for the prison is dealing with sex-offenders, who are considered to be notoriously […]

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Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

Cops and social workers unite to tackle child abuse

| 20/03/2017 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has joined forces with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to create a dedicated unit to deal with the issue of child abuse from the moment of reporting through preparing a case for court. HSA counseling services are also involved in the new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), which will provide a coordinated […]

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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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