Take a Child Home for the Holiday Programme

Click HERE to download Holiday Placement Application Form

Background 

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) launched its Holiday Placement Programme; Take a Child Home for the Holiday Programme in 2006.

 

About the Programme

The agency recognizes that children placed in family environments produce better outcomes.  Primarily, the Take a Child Home for the Holiday programme was created for families who have children in State care and are unable to accommodate them full time. 

 

Over the time, the programme was extended to persons with good moral standing. Some of whom are accepted in the programme, have volunteered at Child Care facilities and are approved Volunteers. Persons who qualify for this programme, have the option of hosting a child for a day or during a holiday period. Additionally, the programme is an offshoot to the recruitment of Foster Parents. 

 

Selection of Children  

The programme caters to children between the ages of 3-18 years old, who do not have parents/guardian to take them home during the holiday periods and would be in the facility. 

 

How to Apply  

To qualify for the Take a Child Home for the Holiday programme, the following are required: 

 

Be 25 years and over; 

A valid ID; 

Two (2) Passport size photographs; 

Completed Application form; Click HERE to download Holiday Placement Application Form

Two (2) References from a Notary Public; Justice of the Peace, Pastor, High ranking Police; 

Agree to being interviewed by a Children’s Officer; 

Agree to members of your household being interviewed; 

Agree to the agency conducting a Home Visit and Assessment.

 

Submission of Application

Application form and supporting documents are to be submitted at the nearest CPFSA office.

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