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  • A three-year contract valued at $53 million has been awarded to TP Systems Ltd. for the provision of a Child Case Management System.
  • The software is being introduced to allow the CDA to better manage data pertaining to children and families who interface with, or come into the child protection system.
  • Currently, the child protection process is predominantly paper-based and manually intensive.

A three-year contract valued at $53 million has been awarded to TP Systems Ltd. for the provision of a Child Case Management System (CCMS) for the Child Development Agency (CDA).

The software is being introduced to allow the CDA to better manage data pertaining to children and families who interface with, or come into the child protection system.

Details of the Cabinet’s approval of the contract are outlined in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on June 10.

Currently, the child protection process is predominantly paper-based and manually intensive.

The CDA is a leader in Jamaica’s child protection system, with a growing regional reputation for its work in promoting child-friendly policies and ground-breaking programmes to strengthen families.

In carrying out its mandate, the agency provides support to children in need of care and protection (those who have been abused, abandoned, neglected or vulnerable due to disability).

It carries out advocacy/public education programmes to prevent child abuse and also investigates reports of child abuse, abandonment and neglect to determine the best interest of the child which supports the Courts and the Police.