OCA says steps must be taken to ensure children do not fall victim to abusers following Robankse situation

The Office of the Children’s Advocate, OCA, says steps must be taken to ensure that children do not fall victim to abusers, who enter the country as charity organisers or in any other capacity.

The OCA‘s comment follows a probe it conducted into the partnership between the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA and Carl Robanske, the operator of fathers home, a transitional facility for young girls.

This after reports that Robanske was stripped of his educational licence following claims of inappropriate behaviour involving a minor in the USA.

The OCA probe uncovered troubling reports of the interactions Robanske had with the wards at the facility.

Speaking on Irie Fm’s talk show, ‘The Stepping Razor’, with host Mutabaruka, on Thursday, Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison noted that efforts must be made to prevent a repeat of this situation.

Among the recommended steps to be taken, is a rigorous vetting process for persons who interact with vulnerable children.



Noting that, to her knowledge Mr. Robankse is in the United States, Mrs. Gordon Harrison said the victims must decide, if they want to take the matter to the police.




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