Seventeen inducted as representatives of the visiting committee for children’s homes and orphanages
Seventeen persons were inducted as representatives of the visiting committee for children’s homes and orphanages in order to ensure quality care and the protection of children while in residential care.
Childcare and Protection Director, Ann Greene said the agency has notice an increase in the number of reported cases of child abuse which has placed more children in the protection of the state.
According to Greene the committee will have an oversight role over both government and privately owned children homes to ensure that the minimum operational standards and regulations for children’s home is practiced.
Human Services and Social Security Minister Jennifer Webster said no child should be treated unfairly and believes the committee has a vital role to play in protecting the rights of children.