In response to the increase in child sexual abuse in Clarendon, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) staged a Child Protection Drive-through in the Havana Heights and Mocho communities in the parish, encouraging citizens to exercise greater care and protection of children.
The initiative saw officers from the CPFSA interacting with over 500 residents, mostly parents and children from both communities. Parents and guardians were provided parenting tips and child protection advice to assist with raising their children and coping during COVID-19 and beyond.
The two communities were targeted as they are labelled hot-spot areas where child abuse is prevalent.
There are plans to visit other communities in the parish in continuation of the intervention.