CPA working to sustain families through Special Parenting Programme

─ aims to work with vulnerable family from home

─ target to prevent separation of children from their parents

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) is on a mission to significantly decrease incidents of child abuse through a Special Parenting Programme. The programme targets parents who are neglecting and abusing their children within vulnerable communities.

Director of Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Greene.

Director of CPA, Ann Greene said the training programme offers a form of mediation with the family for the children’s best interest and welfare. She added that the programme is designed to reach out to and educate and assist families to improve their lifestyle.

“Good parenting is important. Parents found guilty of neglect will face the law and our initiative at the agency is to prevent the situation from reaching that stage,” the director said.

In 2018, CPA ‘saved’ more than fifty vulnerable households where more than 45 children were exposed to neglect and abuse, regionally.

The Special Training Programme will continue to focus on areas within Region 10 which have the highest rate of child abuse nationally.

Regions 4, 6 and 8 will also be targeted since they all have a high rate of child neglect.

Ayana George.

Image: Giovanni Gajie.

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