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Functions of Public Authority

The Department of Children & Family Services exists to encourage and promote self-sufficiency; to advocate, motivate and educate individuals and families, empowering them to realize their full potential thus functioning effectively as members of our society. This will be achieved through the provision of therapeutic services and community based programmes enhanced by ongoing research and in partnership with key stakeholders..

Subject Matters handled:

  • The full scope of therapeutic social work interventions required to address the varied child protective, delinquency, and family issues exhibited by the Departmentís target population
  • Residential care for children
  • Adoption services
  • Foster care services
  • Services relating to the Juvenile Court and Youth Court matters
  • Policy advice relating to the activities and areas of expertise of the department
  • A full range of Social Work services to the people of the Cayman Islands through a cadre of qualified staff located in four district offices
  • Day and residential care for indigent elderly adults.† This includes purchasing services from NGOís
  • School lunch programme
  • Clinical Services
  • Duties of the Shelter Operations Sub-Committee of Hazard Management Cayman Islands
  • Means Assessment for Maintenance Court
  • Direct services to the Family Support Unit, Maintenance Court, Health Services, Schools and other related agencies
  • Management of adult care facilities operated by the Department

Last Updated 2014-07-09