Director of the Department of Child and Family Services Returns to Duty

25 January, 2019

After a thorough investigation, the Ministry of Legal Affairs today announced that Mr. Alfred Maybury will return to his post as the Director of The Department of Child and Family Services and is no longer on administrative leave.

According to a Ministry spokesperson, “The investigation revealed there was no misconduct by the Director. Mr. Maybury has been asked to return to his post on Monday, 28 January, 2019.

“The investigation involved a series of interviews with staff members, a detailed review of the department’s practices and procedures, and a review of the financial activities within the Department.”

“The Ministry placed Mr. Maybury on paid administrative leave on 23 August, 2018, after allegations from an external party stated that Mr. Maybury had not performed his role in accordance with the Ministry’s policies and procedures as they relate to the care and safety of children in Residential Treatment Services (RTS) and he did not follow Financial Instructions. These claims leveled against the Director were not substantiated.”

The Ministry spokesperson concluded, “The review found weaknesses in some of the operations at RTS, and these are currently being corrected. Steps will always be taken to ensure that the care, welfare and wellbeing of the children is addressed with sensitivity and respect.”