Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

Governor visits MASH offices

Governor visits MASH offices

| 07/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper recently visited the offices of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) as he continues his familiarisation tours around the Cayman Islands. In his first trip to the offices at Anderson Square in George Town, MASH staff briefed him on the sensitive nature of their work.

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Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

| 16/06/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The six residents of Sunrise Cottage, the oldest of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) live-in facilities for seniors, were moved out of their East End home and into the Golden Age Home in West Bay last month, as part of a plan to build a new residence in the […]

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Department of Children and Family Services: half-day closure

Department of Children and Family Services: half-day closure

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) advises the public that its Grand Cayman office will close at noon on Friday, 7 June 2019 for a general staff meeting and a wellness activity. The office will resume normal hours at 8.30 a.m., Tuesday, 11 June, following Monday’s public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday. DCFS apologises for any inconvenience […]

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Young performers shine at Talent Expo

Young performers shine at Talent Expo

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of Child Month which was celebrated throughout May, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) held the first-ever Talent Expo with an evening of performances by young people. The event, held 18 May at the Harquail Theatre, featured singers, dancers, musicians and spoken-word performers.

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Real-life ‘superheroes’ aim to inspire youngsters

Real-life ‘superheroes’ aim to inspire youngsters

| 03/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A social worker, high school counsellor, grandmother and a crime-busting duo revealed their everyday “powers” at Child Month’s “Real Life Superheroes” night in which The LEGO Movie was screened. The open-air event, staged by the Department of Children and Family Services’ Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) unit on Saturday, 25 May, was held […]

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Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

| 26/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Teen Panel, held 16 May and organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for Child Month, discussed how to cope with stress while commenting on its causes. The event, at the George Town Town Hall, was an opportunity for high school students to air their views while […]

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Teen panel to discuss dealing with stress and anxiety

Teen panel to discuss dealing with stress and anxiety

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

Child Month’s Teen Panel meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 16 May 2019) is seeking adolescents’ views on how they cope with stress caused by a variety of factors including the peer pressure surrounding social media, societal expectations, self-esteem issues and exams.             The panelists from government and private high schools are between 14 and 17 years old […]

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Child Month breakfast serves up positive messages

Child Month breakfast serves up positive messages

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 350 people attended the eighth annual Child Month Breakfast, held Saturday, 11 May, hosted by the Circle of Love (COL) Women’s Ministry on behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and including songs, special dances and speeches.

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Child Month service calls for community support

Child Month service calls for community support

| 09/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Child Month awardees, Tiann Scott and Julius Smith, were announced during the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) Child Month Church Service at First Baptist Church, Sunday, 5 May. Tiann, 11, was honoured as an outstanding scholar, artist and all-star communicator. Julius, 16, was recognised for his educational, athletic […]

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DCFS names new deputy director

DCFS names new deputy director

| 01/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rayle Roberts has been appointed deputy director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and will take up his post Wednesday, 15 May, filling “a critical role in the management structure”. Roberts, who has a master’s degree in social work and counselling with a minor in gerontology, has 20 years […]

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