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.
- 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.