CDA Observes 10th Anniversary-Revised

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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 …

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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 …

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CDA Participates in the I Pledge Programme

Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, reads a portion of the CDA’s ‘Act Right, Treat me Right!’  child abuse prevention book, to a group of students at the recent launch of the Western Union’s I promise to Lend Encouragement to Develop Growth in Education (I PLEDGE) Programme, and Reading Week, held at Ascot Primary School, in Portmore, St. Catherine.

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 …

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CDA Trains for Improved Parenting

CEO Makes Presenation to Parent

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 …

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Homestead to Get Transitional Home

British High Commissioner His Excellency David Fitton hands over a cheque for $4 million to assist with the establishment of a transitional home for girls at the Homestead Place of Safety and to help equip the computer lab, home economics area and recreational room.   Participating in the handover were Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna (second right); Acting CEO of the CDA Rosalee Gage-Grey (right); President of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew Marie Powell (centre) and Manager of the Homestead Place of Safety, Sophia Walters.  The event took place at Homestead, St. Andrew.

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 …

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Foster Parents are Nation-Builders

Acting CEO of the CDA Mrs. Rosalee Gage-Grey and Acting Regional Director for the Southern Region Francine Rhoomes and other members of the CDA Team, attend the National Foster Care Week Church Service in Mandeville, Manchester on Sunday (February 9). Foster Care Week is being observed under the theme: “Strengthening Families and Communities through Foster Care.”

Foster Parents are Nation-Builders With the observance of National Foster Care Recognition Week (February 9 to 15) underway, Foster parents have been applauded for their role as nation-builders. Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna, in her message for the week, recognised the incredible contribution that foster parents …

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