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View Speech by Minister Stephenson 2019
Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.


Hon. Orando Brewster

The Ministry of National Mobilisation through the Child Development Division in collaboration with UNICEF is hosting a series of one -day training workshops in August on Children (Care and Adoption) Act 2010 and Child Abuse Protocols and reporting guidelines for mandated reporters.

The objective of the workshops is to build professional knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect thus enhancing the capacity of child protection professionals in the execution of their duties. The Ministry will be training 200 police officers including Gazetted Officers, Non Commission Officers (NCO), Police Constables, Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Out stations, Sexual Offenses Unit, DARE Officers and any other Police officers who work directly with children.

The workshops would be conducted during the period 5th August - 9th August, 2019, at the Girl Guides Headquarters. The training workshop will be a one-day workshop from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a maximum of 40 persons per session and will be completed over a one-week period.

SOURCE: Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth

Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Ms. Catherine Defreitas 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Housing and Informal Settlement

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday