The Mandate of the OCR

The Children's Registry also serves as a repository where statistics on incidences of child abuse in Jamaica may be found and used to inform operational and child friendly policies and guidelines. In addition, through regular monitoring of the trends, the Registrar will be able to indicate which types of services are needed and where they are needed.
Since its inception, the Registry has been playing an integral role in capturing incidences of child abuse. By providing a single, centralized point to which reports should be made the Children's Registry facilitates the following:
  •    improved confidentiality and a reduced risk of information leakage
  •    quicker response times to children in need of care and protection
  •    increased reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.
  •    a centralized source of information and statistics
            on child abuse and related issues.

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What is Child Abuse?
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Child abuse is any act, or failure to act, on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a child.
The main role of the Children's Registry is to receive reports of children who have been, are being or are likely to be abandoned, neglected, physically or sexually ill-treated, or are otherwise in need of care and protection. After receiving these reports, the Children's Registry records, assesses and then refers the reports to the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) for their investigation and action.

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Government of Jamaica

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