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The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will celebrate and highlight the importance of social workers for the community’s well-being during Social Work Month in March.
Department of Children and Family Services staffer Tempora Wesley was awarded the inaugural Joyce Hylton Award for Social Worker of the Year at the recent DCFS Awards Recognition Dinner, held at Pedro St. James.
The Department of Children and Family Services has relocated four families from the Lyndhurst Apartments complex, on Crewe Road in George Town.
Cayman’s seniors took part the annual bingo extravaganza at the Lions Centre on Saturday. The event is part of the Department of Children and Family Services Older Persons Month celebrations and was held in partnership with CDFS, the Lions Club of Grand Cayman and CUC.
The Department of Children and Family Services is celebrating Senior Citizens Month with a series of activities during the month of October.
Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne says online reports of a rape of a boy in Bodden Town are incorrect, describing them as “misinformation” that has been causing alarm and tension in the district.
Rotaract Blue’s fifth ‘Put Your Best Food Forward’ dress down fundraiser on Friday is helping to purchase school shoes for disadvantaged children in the Cayman Islands.
Local youngsters discovered some unique flavours of Caymanian dishes after taking part in a cookery lesson at Cayman Academy School on Sunday.
Music is on the menu at Cayman’s elderly residential homes after the Department of Children and Family Services joined forces recently with local musicians to launch a music therapy initiative.
The Department of Children and Family Services has appointed Rayle Roberts as its new deputy director. Roberts will take up his post on May 15.
Hurricane shelter operators are looking for 100 volunteers to help man the sites in the event of major storms in the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1.
Cayman 27 and the Department of Children and Family Services teamed up again this month for the 24th Christmas for Kids event, bringing together more than 100 children who are within the social service program.
Students at Cayman Prep and High School organized a holiday gift drive, called “Smile in a Box,” to benefit families of the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Children and Family Services is currently accepting gifts, gift certificates and check donations from the public for its annual Christmas Toy Drive.
The Department of Agriculture removed 16 shih tzu dogs, aged between one and three years old, from a home in George Town.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force teamed up with the children and staff of the Frances Bodden Children’s Home for a recent day of fun.
The Cayman Islands civil service employed more staff at the end of 2017 than it did in 2008-2009 at the start of public sector austerity measures enacted just after the global financial crisis, an auditor general’s office report has revealed.
A Children’s Convention at the Family Life Centre on May 20 concluded Seventh-day Adventist observance of Child Month, held in conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Children and Family Services and Hazard Management Cayman Islands are inviting people to sign up as hurricane shelter volunteers for the 2018 hurricane season.
The Ministry of Community Affairs and all its departments, including the Department of Children and Family Services and the Needs Assessment Unit, in Grand Cayman and on Cayman Brac will be closed all day Friday, April 13, to facilitate a staff meeting.
Hermine Stoney, 64, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday charged with obtaining $37,345.56 from the Department of Children and Family Services by deception.
The Ministry of Community Affairs, Department of Children and Family Services and the Needs Assessment Unit will be closed throughout the morning of Thursday, Feb. 22, for training.
John Gray High School students wrapped up lots of love and gifts to give to the community during this festive season at the school’s assembly on Thursday.
Child abuse does not get enough attention, says Pat Hanlan, a social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Children and Family Services is hosting a Prevention of Child Abuse Expo this week.
Cayman seniors enjoyed A Night with the Stars hosted by Caribbean Utilities Company on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Lurlie Scott and Lindburg Eden are this year’s ambassadors for Older Persons Month in October. The Department of Children and Family Services selected the two people in recognition of their “continuing contributions to local life,” according to a press release.
Donations by staff at CIBC Bank and Trust Co. from a fundraiser helped provide students with school supplies at the beginning of this school year.
The man in the North Side park used to think the community nurse was “Becky from the Planning Department,” happily retaining the delusion despite her perennial questions about his stability.
Two young donors help ‘Stuff The Bus’ with school supplies for children in need. The campaign, coordinated by Caribbean Alliance Insurance Company, is collecting the supplies for children ages 6-16 through Saturday, Aug. 19.
The Stuff the Bus community drive is back, ready to help kids with their new school supplies before the opening bell rings at the end of August. Stuff the Bus is an appeal to help those low-income families and individuals who cannot afford school supplies.
Staff at the Department of Children and Family Services have been learning sign language to help them communicate with deaf children.
A Children’s Convention on May 20 was among the highlights of the Adventist Church’s eight-week Child Month activities, staged in conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Children and Family Services is looking for volunteers to help out during hurricane season in Cayman.
The Department of Children and Family Services is looking for community support as it gets ready for Child Month in May.
East End seniors got a welcome boost earlier this month thanks to the donation of a specialized bed. A medical bed was donated to Sunrise Cottage, East End’s residential home for seniors, on Feb. 11 by Barbadians in the Cayman Islands, represented by Honorary Consul Juliette Gooding-Michelin.
Great food, friendships and fun are all on the menu in coming weeks for seniors in celebration of the festive season.
Government is working on a draft policy for reporting child abuse, required as part of the 2012 Children Law. Minister for Community Affairs Osbourne Bodden and his staff presented the draft to representatives from 11 sports clubs this month to get feedback.
During October, designated Older Persons’ Month across the Cayman Islands, Brac seniors had a lot of activities to take in to mark the occasion, including a tea party, island tours and a social.
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations took over the Prospect Playhouse Saturday night and raised $132,000 in pledges during the five-hour radio and telethon fundraiser Saturday night.
The month of October is designated “Older Persons’ Month” in the Cayman Islands, during which a wide range of activities are planned for the islands’ senior citizens, including, for the first time, an “Older Persons’ Expo.”
Ten students will be sporting new shoes for the school year, through the support of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.
Sixty-six campers took part in this year’s Fearless Xtreme Leadership and Prevention Camp at the Mary Miller Hall.
A “recurring issue” of a lack of paper at schools in the Cayman Islands is one of the grievances highlighted by parents at a forum with education officials.
Felicia Robinson, former director of human services and family affairs for the St. Lucia government, has assumed her new post as director of Cayman’s Department of Children and Family Services.
Organizers of a “Stuff The Bus” initiative to donate school supplies to hundreds of children are inviting local companies to take part.
It is incumbent on sports associations to report suspected child abuse, Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden said during a meeting of the Legislative Assembly’s Finance Committee on Wednesday.
Exciting games, tasty treats and clear skies made for a fun day at the Brac’s recent family fair.
A number of families attended the Department of Children and Family Services’ ‘Parents and Children Evening’ Child Month event at the Aston Rutty Civic Centre on May 19.
Representatives from the National Workforce Development Agency will be on Cayman Brac this week to meet with the public and assist with online registration for employers and jobseekers.
Families enjoyed bedtime stories, drama and literacy fun at the “Snuggle Up and Read” event, held last week at Cayman Academy School Hall.
The Department of Children and Family Services is inviting families for an evening of board games at the Book Nook in Galleria Plaza May 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Residents of the Cayman Islands interested in becoming foster parents are invited to attend a foster care orientation session at the Grand Old House on Thursday evening.
“We now have an open government,” said Deputy Governor Franz Manderson back in September 2013, declaring that the Cayman Islands’ Freedom of Information Law was a success.
A series of events and family activities are lined up in celebration of Cayman’s 20th annual Child Month in May
The Cayman Islands Information Commissioner has rejected an attempt by the government to charge an individual $108 per hour so a civil service department could recover public records the person sought via a Freedom of Information request.
Cayman seniors enjoyed a lunch hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Department of Children and Family Services at Pedro Castle on Monday. The celebrations included food, music and fellowship.
Members of the Lions club were out in the district of East End on Saturday, Jan. 30 to lend a helping hand.
Long-serving Cayman Brac staff of the Department of Children and Family Services received a special thank you recently.
The opening of a new facility on the Brac serving the Sister Islands on Friday, Jan. 29 drew a small crowd of dignitaries and residents.