PLEASE NOMINATE ELLEN PEARL OUTREACH CHILDREN CHARITY
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"One of the many social ills confronting the nation at this time and threatening to undermine the very resilience for which our people are known, is the abuse of our children.... '... I shared my concerns for the safety and security of our children and young people and call for national collaboration at all levels to end the abuse which has left so many victims in its wake"
"I encourage support for community projects that would positively impact their lives and give them a brighter future". (Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conf. 13-18 June 2015)
were otherwise in need of care and protection. Child abuse continues to be a growing problem in Jamaica and where efforts are focused on the perpetrator, not enough is being done to support children that are abused.
A total of 56,531 reports were made to the OCR (Office of the Children's Registry) during the period 2007 – 2014. These statistics represent children who were alleged victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, trafficking or child labour. They also include children who were reported to exhibit behavioural problems or who
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EPOCC was formed to outreach to the Children of Jamaica to give hope by "listening, counselling and educating in order to help keep them safe from abuse".
Your donation will help set up a Jamaican Childline to be operational by May 2017 which will enable vulnerable children to talk to fully trained counsellors.
Our Patrons - Shaun Wallace
Shaun Wallace is of Jamaican heritage. He is an international television personality as winner of 'Mastermind' and as "Chaser" on the ITV quiz show The Chase in the UK, Australia and now in New Zealand. He is a respected barrister who lectures in Law, volunteers his knowlege by visiting school and inspiring young people in reaching their full potential. He has supported EPOCC since our launch in 2015 and is now keen to become a part of its vision to 'outreach to the children of Jamaica' by becoming our first Patron. (See attached video)