…seeks additional funding as programme expands. DESPITE its need for additional financial support, Blossom Inc. has expanded its fight against Child Sexual Abuse to remote areas of the country. Established in 2014 with support from the Child Care and Protection Agency, Blossom Incorporated is the only known NGO dealing with child sexual abuse cases
Most of the children who are in Children’s Home in Guyana have typically experienced or been exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, sudden or violent loss of or separation from a loved one or witnessed domestic violence. Often times, these children have emotional, behavioural, social and mental health challenges
1. Travelling Exhibition Child sexual abuse cases globally pose challenges to the systems charged with the investigation and prosecution of these cases. Historically, there was public denial that child sexual abuse even existed except in the rarest of circumstance. If reports of child sexual abuse were made to law enforcement or treatment providers at
Review of Children In Care Programme Currently there are twenty- two (22) residential children’s homes/orphanages that provide for the basic care of children who are vulnerable and at risk and have had to leave their family homes. Of the twenty-two homes, the Government of Guyana under the Ministry of Social Protection manages two homes.
Our Child Advocacy Centre is a child-focused, facility-based programme in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases. Blossom Incorporated’s Child Advocacy Centres enables
Ambassador welcomes returning child advocate United States Ambassador, Perry Holloway, met with Guyanese social worker, Shaundell Shipley, who recently returned from the United States after participating in the Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) exchange programme – “Children in the U.S. Justice System” from January 11, last. Ms. Shipley is the Programme Manager of Blossom
CPA launches project to reunite children with families. THE Child Care and Protection Agency (CPA) has embarked on a project that could see several children reunited with their biological families. Director of the CPA, Ann Greene, explained that the project is aimed at reviewing the status of children in ‘residential care facilities to determine