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Child Protection Workshop Begins Today

A three-day Training on Child Protection for stakeholders working with children got underway earlier today at the Goodwill Parish Hall.

Child Protection Practitioners are expected to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the area of child protection.

The three-day training will assist participants to understand the linkages between child protection and juvenile justice; identify systemic successes and challenges; discuss practice and procedures and also the critical role of the law in the care and protection of children.

Facilitator of the training is Attorney-at-Law, Jacqueline Sealy-Burke.

Burke says she’s encouraged to hear that Dominica is moving closer to passage of the OECS Model Bills on child protection.

“We’re focusing on the legislation with backdrop on the legislation because we understand that familiarity with the law is a critical ingredient in strengthening the state’s response to children who are vulnerable, however it is also very clear that we need to go beyond knowledge of the law.”

She continued that the approach and methodology for the training combines a review of the legislation with some very meaningful consideration of child protection practice and child protection procedures.

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