Child Protection and Family Services Agency

“Protecting children, empowering families, securing the future”

Vision Statement

Jamaica’s children achieve their full potential in nurturing environments and with full access to developmental and social services; supported by CPFSA, a collaborative, child-rights centered, results driven, and technology enabled employer of choice.

Mission Statement

Contribute to the well-being of Jamaica’s children by supporting those in need of care and protection, through family empowerment, collaborating with service partners and regulating alternative child services.

Mantra and Core Values

Mantra: “Protecting children, empowering families, securing the future”

Core Values: Integrity, Confidentiality, Accountability, Respect, Empathy (I-CARE)

EMOTIONAL ABUSE PREVENTION

Lets puts the spotlight on emotional abuse, a not so silent killer which breaks the spirit of our children and hampers their growth and development.

Stakeholder promises

Stakeholder promises

  1. We promise our CHILDREN a safe and loving environment to grow to become positive contributors to society
  2. We promise to provide training and support to our PARENTS to allow them to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home environment
  3. We promise to collaborate with and provide support to our SERVICE PARTNERS to meet our mutual child care and protection objectives
  4. We promise our ALTERNATIVE HOME CARE PROVIDERS to be responsive as we equip them with the required knowledge, skills and support to provide a loving and nurturing environment for children in your care
  5. We, the Executive Management, promise our STAFF to provide a safe, confidential, caring and enabling environment with the tools and opportunities for development and advancement.

The Merger

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), formed out of a merger of the Child Development Agency and the Office of Children’s Registry, is a leader in Jamaica’s child protection system, with a combined legacy reputation for our work in promoting child-friendly policies and ground-breaking programmes to strengthen families. The CPFSA is under the purview of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and works collaboratively with the OCA, the JCF, and other government agencies

Child Protection and Family Services Agency

Child Protection and Family Services Agency

We are dedicated to… Customer service: Providing high quality, courteous and responsive service. Accountability: We are accountable to our community for the efficient, responsible and ethical management of public and donor funds. We are accountable for the delivery of results. We provide accessible and honest information. We carry out our work in a fair and transparent manner. Integrity, professionalism, ethics and honesty are required behaviors We promote quality assurance in all our work processes. Data integrity and reliability is key to our success.

Child Development Agency

Child Development Agency

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is a leader in Jamaica’s child protection system, with a growing regional reputation for our work in promoting child-friendly policies and ground-breaking programmes to strengthen families. Established in 2004, out of a merger of the Child Support Unit, the Child Services Division, and the Adoption Division. www.cda.gov.jm

Office of The Children's Registry

Office of The Children's Registry

The main role of the Children's Registry is to receive reports of children who have been, are being or are likely to be abandoned, neglected, physically or sexually ill-treated, or are otherwise in need of care and protection. Read the full Mandate here. www.ocr.gov.jm

Latest News

Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-14)

Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-14)

Procuring Entity: The Child Protection & Family Services Agency – CPFSA (formerly Child Development Agency) Scope: We require a...

Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-13)

Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-13)

Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-13) Procuring Entity: The Child Protection & Family Services Agency – CPFSA (formerly Child Development...

Sixty More Youngsters in State Care Benefit from Dunwoody Baptist Church Camp in Moreland, Manchester

Each year the Dunwoody Baptist Church (DBC) has been targeting youth through their empowerment Camp, and this year is...

Muirton Child Care Facility Reopens

Muirton Child Care Facility Reopens

Approximately 15 boys in State care, ages 11 to 16 years with learning disabilities, now have a newly-renovated facility...

CPFSA Encourages Jamaicans to Inspire Hope and Foster a Child

CPFSA Encourages Jamaicans to Inspire Hope and Foster a Child

With a number of activities currently underway in celebration of National Foster Care Recognition Week, being celebrated from February...

CPFSA hosts Inaugural Life Skills and Empowerment Seminar for Youth in State Care Pursing Tertiary Education

CPFSA hosts Inaugural Life Skills and Empowerment Seminar for Youth in State Care Pursing Tertiary Education

Wednesday, July 2, 2018: Over 50 youngsters in State care pursuing tertiary studies benefited from a recently held life...

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Email us at info@childprotection.gov.jm

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Quick Facts & Statistics

Statistics on the total number of reports received by type, sex, month and year, 2007 to 2015

Statistics on the number of reports represent children who were alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, trafficking or child labour. They also include children who were reported to exhibit behavioural problems or who were otherwise in need of care and protection.

 Unless otherwise stated, figures shown below reflect original reports made about a particular child and do not include subsequent reports made to the OCR regarding the same, or any other incident of abuse pertaining to the same child.

 Reports of incidents that are received by the OCR are regarded as allegations; investigations by the relevant agencies may either confirm an incident as reported or indicate otherwise.

To see the full report please visit: http://www.ocr.gov.jm/index.php/statistics

Total Reports 70,479

100%

Male

40%

Female

57%

Unknown

2%

Statistics on the total number of reports received 2007 to 2015

Total number of reports made for the period 70,479

Physical 18k
Sexual 20k
Emotional 9k
Neglect 34k
Trafficking 163
Labour 1,634
Care & Protection 27k
Behavioural 21,120

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