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, the CDA is now under the purview of the Minis...read more
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CDA Observes 10th Anniversary-Revised

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is commemorating 10 years of existence, with a series of ongoing activities from June 2014 to May 2015, under the theme, “Protecting Children, Transforming Lives, Securing the Future”. The Agency was established out of the merger of three entities, the Children’s Services Division; the Child...

CDA’s Labour of Love Islandwide Labour Day Projects get Underway

In tandem with the activities for Labour Day 2014, being observed under the theme, “Take a Stand…Beautify Our Land”, the Child Development Agency (CDA) will be embarking on a number of islandwide projects within the various child care facilities. CEO of the CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey explains that the Agency sees...

Consultation on the Adoption Act

The Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Technical Advisory Committee invite members of the public to give their views on the proposed revisions to the Adoption (Children Of) Act 1958. This invitation to comment precedes two public consultations beginning in Kingston next week. Two documents which encapsulate the recommended changes...

CDA Participates in the I Pledge Programme

CDA Participates in I PLEDGE and Reading Week Launch Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Mrs. Rosalee Gage-Grey has cited the importance of reading to the shaping of young minds. “Getting children involved in reading from early in life helps to instill a thirst for knowledge and...

CDA Trains for Improved Parenting

Sixty-nine parents from western Jamaica recently graduated from a training exercise geared at improving their parenting skills. The training workshop was an initiative of the Child Development Agency (CDA) as part of its effort to build the capacity of parents to better care for their children. Speaking at the graduation...

Homestead to Get Transitional Home

Homestead to Get Transitional Living Facility The Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Independent Living Programme has received another boost with a $4 million donation from the British High Commission. The funds are to assist with the renovation of a cottage at the Homestead Residential Child Care Facility into a transition home...