Homes mum on sex-ed issue
OPERATORS OF some of the children's homes who gave approval for Jamaicans for Justice to introduce an unauthorised sex-education programme into their institutions say they are not yet in a position to comment on the Child Development Agency's interim report.
The interim report found that the operators, "by sanctioning and giving approval for the training", breached Regulation 15(1) and 15(2) of the Child Care and Protection (Children's Homes) Regulations because they did not seek the minister's approval.
Manager of the Sunbeam Children's Home, Reverend Desmond Whitely, told The Gleaner on Wednesday that he was unable to comment on the report as he would have to go through it before.
Leroy Anderson of the Jamaica National Children's Home shared similar sentiments. He said the investigations were ongoing and he did not think it was prudent for him to offer his opinion at this time.
Meanwhile, The Gleaner was informed that Sister Susan Frazer, who is manager of two of the facilities, Alpha and St John Bosco boys' homes, was unavailable to speak with us.
Efforts to contact spokespersons at the Elsie Bernard Girls' Home and the Best Care Foundation were unsuccessful as well.