Protecting children and adolescents


I Children and Adolescent Protection Day will focus on new regulations

The I Adeje Children and Adolescent Protection Day will take place on November 30th bringing together experts from relevant fields to look at the evolution of a protocol of actions when and where needed. The event is organised by the Adeje Council, the Department of Children and Families in conjunction with the University of La Laguna who are accrediting the training during these days.

Attendng the inauguration of the first of these ‘days’ will Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and the Director General of the Regional department of Child Protection and Families, Mauricio Roque González, who will be charged with outlining the modification of the child and adolescent protection system following the implementation of the new national law (Ley Orgánica 8/2015).

The day will continue with a talk by Jorge Carlos Fernández del Valle, from the Department of Social Intervention at the University of Oviedo, who will tackle challenges to intervention under child protection laws in Spain. He will be followed by Estefanía Ocáriz, a doctor in psychology from the Basque Institute of Criminology, who will give a presentation on the profile of the young offender, criminal activities and effects of educative measures.

The afternoon sessions will see the University of La Laguna education psychology professor Luis A Garcia Garcia address psychoeducational intervention for adolescents in the 21st Century, and end with an analysis by Manuel Campos Davó, from the provincial prosecutors office, of the actual situation young people find themselves in here in Tenerife, and the problems associated with protection and reforms.

These working days were established following months of work on child protection with different relevant agencies – legal, administrative, public, police, etc. The Adeje mayor noted that the event reflects “the preoccupation and sensitivity we have always had in Adeje to the problems of minors. We want to be able to anticipate and be ready to respond appropriately to changes in the law affecting children. Our objective is to take the most inclusive decisions we can,” referring to the need to be aware of the work or challenges facing the different bodies dealing with young people. He also said that this wasn’t simply an issue or a solution for Adeje, “but regional, which can be examined here with the intention of developing protocols for action that can apply to the whole of the Canarias” and all agencies implicated in the care of young people.

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