November 21, 2019

Governor visits DCFS

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Governor Visits DCFS on Ongoing Familiarisation Tours GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, visited the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Wednesday, 3 April 2019. Mr. Roper was accompanied by the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer, Teresa Echenique, and the department’s Director, Paulinda Mendoza-Williams. As part of the […]

DCFS children celebrate the holidays at Cayman 27’s Christmas for Kids event

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Cayman 27 has teamed up with the Department of Children and Family Services for the 24th year in hosting the Cayman 27’s Christmas for Kids event, bringing together over 100 local children who are within the social service programme. The fun filled day included arts & crafts, sports, food, a visit and presents from Santa, […]

Caymanian Director for Department of Children, Family Services

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Ministry of Community Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Paulinda Mendoza-Williams as the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) effective 13 November 2018. Following a recent recruitment process, which attracted a number of strong candidates, Mrs. Mendoza-Williams was offered the DCFS directorship. Mrs. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below CNB and Junior Batabano fuses culture and the arts with T-shirt design competition The vibrant artwork on the T-shirts that will be worn by marshals, teachers, parents, and other volunteers at the Junior Batabano Street Parade and Family Fun Day this Saturday April 28th, 2018, […]

DCFS partners with UCCI to launch social work initiatives

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The Ministry of Community Affairs & Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are partnering with the University College of the Cayman Islands (UUCI) to implement several initiatives in recognition of Social Work Month. The Ministry and the Department are supporting the launch of the UCCI Social Work Programme at the college. The launch, later […]

Cayman Islands: Over 60s tap into wider world with free IT classes

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The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has set up a second basic computer skills class to help Cayman Brac’s older persons gain more independence and stave off loneliness. The most recent class started last Wednesday and has three participants. Like the first classes, which started last year, it also has three enrolees. The […]

Charity donates computers to Cayman Brac elderly

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The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) donates two desktop computers to the Older Persons’ Programme in Cayman Brac in support of learning and development. The donation was made possible through the guidance of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) who have been assisting the elderly with basic computer classes held on the […]

Xmas gift drive

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DCFS Xmas Gift Drive Gives Families, Children a Festive Holiday The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in partnership with businesses, and private citizens once again held its annual Christmas gift drive for those children and families that may not have been able to purchase gifts for Christmas. This year the donors’ generosity exceeded […]

The Editor Speaks: Protecting our children MUST be the priority

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This statement was emphasized by Felicia Robinson, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) when she appeared before the Public Accounts Committee. Since the introduction of the legislation to protect children, which requires everyone in the relevant fields to report concerns, there has been a notable increase in reports of potential […]

Cayman Islands Teen Panel embraces debate on healthy relationships

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Seven girls and a boy took part in this year’s Teen Panel debate on healthy relationships, Wednesday, 10 May 2017. The initiative, a regular fixture on the annual Child Month calendar, was organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Local high schools were each asked to put forward a panelist to take […]