Ascension : Notices from The Administrator
Submitted by The Islander (Ascension Island Government) 19.12.2013 (Article Archived on 09.01.2014)
Safeguarding Children Board Seeking Members from the voluntary sector, and The “Reflections” Building
Notices from The Administrator
Safeguarding Children Board Seeking Members from the voluntary sector
I am seeking expressions of interest in joining the Safeguarding Children Board by an individual representing voluntary groups working with children.
The Ascension Island Safeguarding Children Board was formally constituted by the Island Council in early 2013. The Board has a lead role in developing Ascension’s policies towards child protection issues and has a key role in following up the Lucy Faithful report on Safeguarding Children issues on Ascension – including improved training of all engaged with children, and a campaign to educate all parts of the community on the impact of child abuse on victims, families and those who perpetrate such acts.
I chair the Board which also includes Dr Milenko, the Police Inspector, Alison Blunt, Walter Scott and David Blunt. The vacant position is for an individual representing voluntary groups working with children. Such groups include, of course, Scouts and Brownies, as well as the Saturday Club, Music Club and other voluntary initiatives.
The ideal person should be committed to the protection of children, and be able to respect highly sensitive information. The Board must from time to time consider individual cases of children in vulnerable positions and recommend corrective actions. It is essential that all members of the Board respect absolute confidentiality. The successful candidate may be required to take an oath of confidentiality, and will receive a small annual tax-free stipend.
The appointment is for me to make. Please approach me if you want to be a member, or if you want to recommend someone. I would be very happy to make time for one-to-one chats. Please email me or call my PA, Nicola Dillon.
The “Reflections” Building
I have received an expression of interest in the building in Georgetown, formerly occupied by the small restaurant “Reflections”. This building is located next to the Police Station.
Before considering and consulting further on the received request to use the “Reflections” building as a business outlet, I would like first to check if there are any other individuals or businesses that may also have an interest in the building for enterprise purposes.
16th December 2013