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Email: childcareboard@barbados.gov.bb
Phone: 1-246-535-2800
Address: Fred EdgeHill Bldg, Cheapside, Bridgetown, Barbados

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ABOUT US

THE CHILD CARE BOARD is a Statutory Organization established by the Child Care Board Act, Cap 381 in 1969.   This Act was amended in 1981.  In addition to this Act, there are other Acts which facilitate the Board’s work with children such as the Adoption Act, Cap 212 and the Adoption Regulations 1986.

As a result of the above, the Board’s functions are to:

(1)      provide and maintain Child Care Centres for children in need of care and protection (such as Day Care Centres and
Children’s Homes).

(2)      provide counselling and other services for:

  • children in need of care and protection

  • the parents and guardians of those children

(3)     place children in Foster Care and supervise those placements

(4)     register and regulate Private Day Care Services

(5)    assess applicants for adoption, place children for adoption with approved adoptive parents and to monitor those children who are placed for adoption.

OUR MISSION

To protect and care for every child through advocacy, counselling and empowering the family, and where necessary provide alternative families and support, in an environment of trust with loyalty and competency.

OUR VISION

To have a comprehensive Social Service that responds to the Care and Protection needs of the child and family.

OUR OBJECTIVES

To place children who are in need of care and protection in a residential facility, in which there exist affection and personal interest, stability, respect for his/her personality and regard for his/her self-esteem.

Children are taken into care or placed into residential facilities because of the following reasons:- 

They have no parents or guardians

 Abandonment

Illness and incapacity (whether short or long-term) of parent or guardian

Eviction

Child Abuse and Neglect

For the purpose of Adoption

Senior Management

  • Ms. Roseann Richards – Director
  • Mr. Colin St. Hill –  Deputy Director
  • Mrs. Alicia Leslie-Payne – Senior Child Care Officer (Intake)
  • Ms. Julia Davis- Senior Child Care Officer (Child Abuse)
  • Mrs. Roxanne Sanderson- Senior Child Care Officer (Adoption and Foster Care)
  • Mrs. Esther Bayley-Smith  – Senior Child Care Officer (Day Care)
  • Mrs Gale Carter- (Pre-School Educator)
  • Mrs. Carla Haynes – Senior Child Care Officer (Residential Care)
  • Ms. Beverley-Morgan-Farrell – (Coordinator of Residential Services)
  • Ms. Josette Sam- (Clinical Psychologist)
  • Mr. Trevor Small – Accountant
  • Ms. Kim Clarke – Personnel Officer
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