From Saturday, 1 June 2019, St Helena Government's (SHG) Safeguarding Directorate will become the Children & Adults Social Care Directorate.
Director Tracy Poole-Nandy explains the reason for the change:
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and it cuts across several SHG directorates. We have therefore decided to change the name of the Safeguarding Directorate to Children & Adults Social Care Directorate as it better reflects our vision of 'working together to promote the wellbeing and safety of vulnerable children and adults in the community of St Helena'.
The safety of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, is of paramount importance to the services and support we provide and when people see the name of our directorate this is what we want them to recognise.
The change in name has received a positive response from the Social Community & Development Committee and arrangements will now be made to formally adopt the new directorate name.
Source: St Helena Government