Living in Family Environments (L.I.F.E.) Programme

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Research shows that children do better when they live in loving families that can help to support their growth and development. Living in Family Environment (LIFE) programmes have been employed by the CDA as a more desirable alternative to placing children in residential child care facilities.

 

The four (4) main components of the L.I.F.E. programme are:

 

A process that enables persons, who are not the biological parents of a child in residential care to raise and provide a nurturing environment for his/her physical, spiritual and emotional growth and development. Learn More

 

  • Family Reintegration:

Reuniting and rehabilitating a child and his/her family, after a period of separation.

 

The legal process of transferring the parental rights of a child’s biological parents to one who is desirous of creating a new and permanent parent/child relationship. Learn More

 

  • Supervision Order:

The Court issues an order for a child to be placed with a family member under the supervision of a Children’s Officer.

 

 

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