Child protection cop is CS employee of the month

| 19/06/2013

DG with EOM Dausea Scott June 13 (212x300).jpg(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) Detective Sergeant Dausea Scott was awarded the civil service Employee of the Month for May for her dedication to duty.  Sgt Scott works with victims of domestic abuse and began working as the sole employee in the central referral unit (CRU) of the family support unit (FSU) just over a year ago. Her job is to centralise the management of reports made to the police about child protection, domestic violence, vulnerable adults and welfare related issues. She also works to facilitate a multi-agency approach, by RCIPS departments and external public sector organisations. The RCIPS created the post following recommendations made by an independent review of the (FSU).

On presenting her with the Employee of the Month Award for April, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said she was a genuine humanitarian “who remains impartial, courteous, understanding, receptive and patient with clients” who obtained positive outcomes and left clients feeling satisfied. 

“I have also learned that you follow up with external agencies or internal departments, which provides the sense of urgency that is expected. Finally, I understand that your dedication to the Cayman Islands Government is beyond compare, despite the demands of your personal life and devotion to your family,” Manderson added.

In the time that Sgt Scott has been with CRU, her superiors say that she has embraced her role and quickly created a referral system so sound that it impressed a follow-upreview of the new unit’s work, according to a release from GIS.

In her work Scott processes referrals which involves meeting with clients, assessing their needs, including any risks, as well as determining whether there is a criminal component to the case. 

Although this is time-consuming, Sgt Scott manages a workload that should be shared by two, processing an average of 25 referrals a week.  She regularly works long hours and sacrifices annual leave to ensure her clients’ needs are met. She has been praised by clients and managers for her willingness to listen to individuals who are in an understandably emotional state. Her readiness to follow-up with external agencies and internal departments to expedite results also drew commendations.

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