There’s still no word this morning on whether the embattled head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, CPFSA, Mrs Rosalee Gage-Grey will be stepping aside.
She remains on the job despite urgings by the Minister of Education, Fayval Williams, in Parliament last week for her to step aside to facilitate an investigation.
This follows a damning report on the Agency issued by the Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison, which outlines issues of inappropriate sexual behaviour between Founder of Embracing Orphans, Carl Robanske, and wards of the state.
Documents obtained by Nationwide News have revealed the extent to which the CEO of the CPFSA presented misleading information to the Education Ministry to which she reports.
The letter accompanied by a report, was dated March 18, 2021 to the then Acting Permanent Secretary Dr Grace McLean.
Nationwide News had reported on the story earlier in the month on March 02, 2021.
Mrs Gage Grey revealed in the report that with immediate effect, Mr. Robanske was to be removed as the lead on all projects involving children’s home in Jamaica.
She stated then to the Acting Permanent Secretary that the management of the Blossom Gardens Nursery and the Father’s House were told that Robanske was not to have unsupervised contact with the wards.
However, the report prepared by the Children’s Advocate over a year later, found that this was not the case and Mr. Robanske continued to have access to the wards of the state.
The CPFSA CEO continued in her 2021 report that the agency having learnt of the reports against Mr Robanske clearly stated that he be removed from the lead role of missions trips to Jamaica and the liaison with the CPFSA.
But the Children’s Advocate report also found that the CPFSA’s relationship with Mr Robanske persisted long after Mrs Gage Grey told the Acting Permanent Secretary that it had been terminated.