Granville Child Care Facility

TELEPHONE/FAX: (876) 610-5617

Granville Child Care Facility, the brainchild of two Probation Officers was established 55 years ago (September 1954) as a safe haven for children who could not return home for a number of reasons. At its inception, there were only a few girls enrolled, however, as time progressed, it became necessary to expand to accommodate our capacity. Today, Granville has the capacity to house between 80 and 90 girls.

Granville is a place of safety for young women between the ages of 8 and 18, who have been abused sexually, physically and emotionally, or who have been abandoned or neglected, and are deemed in need of care and protection.

Children from the 14 parishes across the island are brought into the facility, which aims to ensure the least disruption in care, therefore, some of our girls attend school in the community; high school, junior high and primary school. Girls who are still attending Court are provided with on-site tutorials in our educational centre.

While at the facility, the girls are also exposed to counseling, family life and vocational training (cooking and sewing) arts and craft as well as traditional academic subjects like Mathematics, English and Science.

At Granville Child Care Facility we aim to:

  • Provide love and care, to all who come into the facility
  • Provide a clean and safe environment
  • Provide protection for girls in our care
  • Ensure that the rights of the girls are not violated and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Child Care and Protection Act (2004) are upheld.
  • Ensure that whilst the girls are here, they are engaged in academics, vocational and social activities.
  • Provide a mentoring programme so that each girl has a special someone to whom she can become attached if there is no family attachment.
  • Provide skills training

Granville Place of Safety provides counseling for all girls staying at the facility, however, the facility does not have a designated counseling room where sessions can be held in an environment of privacy and confidentiality. A building plan has been drafted and approved by the Parish Council for the construction of a room, and, this area, when completed will be used by social workers for counseling and therapy sessions with girls. It will also be an area where visiting relatives will be able to socialize with their children.

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