ROOTS FM NEWS: The Ministry of Education will be launching a 211 helpline for use by children at risk of abuse or persons who wish to make a report on September 6.
This following approval from the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR).
Portfolio Minister Fayval Williams made the disclosure during a statement to the House of Representatives yesterday.
Minister Williams said the helpline will be manned 24 hours by childcare professionals and will be a significant addition to the child protection ecosystem.
In addition, the Ministry, through the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, will be embarking on a positive or good parenting campaign in an effort to empower Jamaican parents to raise happy, healthy and smart children.