JAMAICA-HEALTH-Child protection agency activates emergency disaster protocol.

 
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The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) through its Disaster Management Committee, has activated its National Emergency Disaster Protocol as well as its Regional and Location Committees, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The CPFSA, which has oversight of 54 child care facilities, including transitional living complexes, places of safety and children's homes, is operating in active disaster mode to protect the health and well-being of children in State care, staff and their families.

Last Friday all visits to childcare facilities were suspended for 14 days.

This was revealed by the entities Chief Executive Officer Rosalee Gage-Grey.

'Parents or guardians wishing to visit their child/children are being asked to make contact with their caseworker. Adjustments have been made to our telephone policy...

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