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OCR's Mandate

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. Read the full Mandate here. 

OCR's Mission

The Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) provides a professional and confidential system to encourage, receive, record, assess and refer for timely investigation and curative action, reports of known or suspected instances of child abuse and other threats to children.  The OCR also manages an effective national alert and response system for the safe return of missing children in the shortest possible time.  We place great emphasis on the promotion of measures to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the phenomena of child abuse and missing children.

OCR's Vision

The Office of the Children's Registry will be among the premier organizations worldwide performing in Jamaica, a valuable, proactive role as part of a team that is creating workable solutions to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the incidence of child abuse and missing children.  In so doing, we strive to be trusted and respected by the children and adult populations of Jamaica as a sensitive, professional, confidential and effective organization that is providing world class service in the creation of a safe and secure environment for children to grow and reach their full potential.  Building on our success in Jamaica, we will act as a catalyst for the establishment of other Children's Registries in the Caribbean.


 At the Office of the Children’s Registry our employees, the public and our stakeholders are the reason for our success. In dealing with them we practice the following values:-

Excellence - All necessary steps are taken to ensure that the reports received are recorded, assessed and referred in an efficient and timely manner.

Confidentiality -  All information is kept with the strictest of confidence and the names of reporters are not disclosed when referrals are made.

Respect - All children, reporters, employees and stakeholders are valued and treated as unique individuals.

Commitment - Dedication to serving children and our country.

Integrity - We are honest, trustworthy and reliable

Professionalism - Work is carried out in an environment where individuals possess skills in planning, organizing, problem solving and communication.


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