Child Care Facility
GRANVILLE CHILD CARE FACILITY - GARRICK FOYLE P.A., TRELAWNY, JAMAICA
TELEPHONE/FAX: (876) 610-5617
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.
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
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.