Some changes could be on the cards for the Child Care Board (CCB) as the six-month-old Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration continues to restructure government agencies and departments.
Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde confirmed that the child protection agency was currently being reviewed as Government continues to look for ways to make its operations more efficient.
While it is not yet certain if retrenchment is on the cards for the CCB, Barbados TODAY understands that some new measures could be employed as Government seeks to enhance the operations.
Forde, declined to say what changes were likely noting, “We are really looking to see how best we can make and implement any changes and we are going to do it across the board.”
“We are going to make sure that it is transparent and at the end of the day everybody who is involved including the workers, are satisfied,” she said.
Forde predicted that the process of change within that organization would not be problematic, and promised that the public would be kept abreast of any new development.
“We believe in embracing and encouraging and having dialogue to be able to make the transition and so I wouldn’t be able to speak to that right now but you can rest assured that whatever comes out of what we are doing the public will be made aware as will be the people who will be involved, particularly the workers and the support systems,” said Forde.