The Child Development Agency, CDA and the Office of the Children’s Registry OCR, staged a march yesterday (May 18) in Half Way St Andrew to sensitise residents about the effects of child abuse.
This is the CDA second walk through , which commemorates the theme for child’s month, breaking the chain of abuse against children.
Public Relations And Communications Manager at the CDA, Rochelle Dixon says, the agency will intensify its effort to draw attention to the issue of child abuse, and the need to provide greater care and protection for children.
She says the month-long activities began on may 1, with a social media chat on Child Protection, at the Agency’s Duke Street Offices in downtown Kingston.
She reiterates that, yesterday’s activities provided a platform for representatives from the agency to engage the public about child abuse and protection, as well as address other issues.
She says the initiative is aimed at targeting communities labelled as hot spots, where child abuse is prevalent.
Miss Dixon says the CDA and the OCR are trying to sensitize the public about its impacts and the importance of child protection.