ABOUT US
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 Unveils Bullying Study Findings

CDA Unveils Bullying Study Findings
The first ever national study on bullying, commissioned by the Child Development Agency, has found that 60-65 percent of students have been bullied at some...

Children Tackle Bullying, Violence

Children Tackle Bullying, Violence
Bullying or peer abuse is a disturbing phenomenon in Jamaica and globally. Members of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Children’s Advisory Panel (CAP) will tackle...

CDA’s National Children’s Summit Set for August 25

CDA’s National Children’s Summit Set for August 25
The Jamaica Conference Centre will come alive on Tuesday August 25 with the second staging of the Child Development Agency’s National Children’s Summit. The event...

Invitation to Bid – St. Augustine Place of Safety – Multipurpose Building

Invitation to Bid – St. Augustine Place of Safety – Multipurpose Building
ST. AUGUSTINE PLACE OF SAFETY – MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2015-07) The Child Development Agency invites bids from Tax Compliant Companies registered with the...

Clarendon Parents Sharpen their Parenting Skills

Clarendon Parents Sharpen their Parenting Skills
With communities in Clarendon being identified by child advocates as hotspots for child abuse, some 54 parents in the community of Kilsyth located in the...