The Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Social Services, Family & Gender Affairs may soon bring before parliament legislation on violence against children.
A 4-day workshop aimed at training frontline personnel working with survivors of child abuse has been launched as part of the social welfare division's efforts to create awareness about child abuse in Dominica.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services, Careen Prevost, says the Ministry of Social Affairs is working with the ministry of justice on a full suite of family bills which are expected to be brought before parliament.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services Careen Prevost
Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Gemma Azille-Lewis, says the certified training program will prepare the participants to properly handle child abuse cases.
Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit Gemma Azille-Lewis
The certified forensics interview training on child abuse and neglect was created to properly equip social welfare workers, police officers, child fund employees, school counsellors, nurses and faith based organizations.
The participants upon full completion of the program will receive certificates on Friday October 7 2016.
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