The CDA is in essence the guardians of all children in residential child care facilities, and provides all the support that a parent would give to a child.
In this regard, the agency provides for the medical, educational, and developmental needs of children living in residential child care facilities.
Effective placement management, care planning, and case management are features of the Agency’s holistic approach to catering to the individual needs of children in the care of the State.
There are over 50 residential child care facilities for which the CDA has regulatory responsibility. Forty-six of these are privately operated and eight are Government-run. The main functions of the Agency, in this regard, are:
- Monitoring and inspection