Menu
Sep 24 - Clubhouse Gibraltar And Positive Pathways Announce Additional 'Youth Mental Health First Aid' Course

Sep 24 - Clubhouse Gibraltar And Po…

Clubhouse Gibraltar toget...

Sep 24 - Army Cadets To Provide New BTEC Courses

Sep 24 - Army Cadets To Provide New…

The Gibraltar Cadets will...

Sep 24 - RAF Hosts Air Safety Visit For Ocean Village Marina Staff

Sep 24 - RAF Hosts Air Safety Visit…

Last week Flight Lieutena...

Sep 24 - Gibraltar Police Association Releases Staff Survey Results

Sep 24 - Gibraltar Police Associati…

The Gibraltar Police Asso...

Sep 24 - New Notre Dame School To Open Next week

Sep 24 - New Notre Dame School To O…

The new Notre Dame School...

Sep 24 - Update On Tiger Mosquito In Gibraltar

Sep 24 - Update On Tiger Mosquito I…

The  Gibraltar Health Aut...

Sep 24 - Brexit Work To Intensify And Occupy More Of Government's Time

Sep 24 - Brexit Work To Intensify A…

The Government says it ha...

Sep 24 - Minister Albert Isola Represents Gibraltar At #Switch Conference

Sep 24 - Minister Albert Isola Repr…

Albert Isola recently ret...

Sep 24 - John Mackintosh Hall Galleries To Hold Gibraltar-Berlin Artist Exchange Residency Exhibition

Sep 24 - John Mackintosh Hall Galle…

The Gibraltar-Berlin Arti...

Sep 24 - Chief Minister To Host Gibraltar Reception At Labour Party Conference

Sep 24 - Chief Minister To Host Gib…

The Chief Minister Fabian...

Prev Next

Jul 11 - Gibraltar Child Protection Committee To Lead First CAFCASS Webinar

On 2nd November 2016, Gibraltar, along with other British Overseas Territories, signed a Memorandum of Understanding entering into a partnership among Overseas Territories to share relevant experiences and best practice to solve child-safeguarding issues.

Since then, the members of the Gibraltar Child Protection Committee (CPC) have met on several occasions with the Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Safeguarding Unit to share examples of best practice. 

In October 2017, an Overseas Territories’ Safeguarding Conference was held in London with representatives from the Care Agency and the Government Law Offices. They delivered presentations on the Recruitment and Retention of Foster Carers and the Enforcement of Cross
Jurisdiction Orders. 

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in the UK has recently contacted Gibraltar’s Head of Children’s Services and the Chair of the Child Protection Committee. CAFCASS has asked the CPC, which is a statutory body, to share some of its successes and practices with the rest of the Overseas Territories. As part of this project, CAFCASS is planning a series of webinars for the CPC and the Safeguarding Children's Board members as from July 2018, with the aim to share learning and best practices. Given the level of success at implementing safeguarding strategies under the auspices of the CPC, CAFCASS has asked Gibraltar to lead at the first Webinar.


The themes of the webinars will focus on leading transformational change and developing the safeguarding sector. Chairperson to the Child Protection Committee, Mrs Natalie Tavares, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the Child Protection Committee. This statutory body has developed through time and is now functioning as an executive body and a separate operational one. This has allowed the CPC to mature and develop effective safeguarding strategies, which has culminated in the request to share our learning and experiences with other Overseas Territories”.

The Minister for Health, Care and Justice, Neil F. Costa, commented: “One of my very first acts, on having the privilege to be appointed Minister for Care, was to reorganise and restructure the Child Protection Committee. It is only right that Gibraltar shares its learning and best practices with other territories and supports the development of safeguarding processes beyond our shores. Safeguarding children has always been high on the Government’s agenda and is a subject that is very close to my own heart. The fact that Gibraltar has been recognised as a leading territory in this area gives me great personal pride and satisfaction and I am certain that our whole community will join me in thanking all the excellent professionals that comprise the CPC.”



Useful Links

 
www.easy.office.gi
Virtual & Physical Office Space in Gibraltar

Other Items