Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago A specialised agency with the responsibility for the care and protection of children, especially those who are at risk or have been victims of abuse.

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (also referred to as the Authority) is a specialised agency with the responsibility for the care and protection of children, especially those who are at risk or have been victims of abuse or neglect. The Authority advocates for the rights of children, and encourages and supports them to enjoy their childhood. The organisation’s overarching objective is to utilise child-friendly and progressive solutions to address children’s issues and rehabilitate them so that their full potential is realised.

Operating as usual

20/02/2021

Here’s what our foster parents would like to say to you:

#FosterCare
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Today we’re discussing children and social media. If your answer to the question is yes, feel free to share with us how ...
18/02/2021

Today we’re discussing children and social media. If your answer to the question is yes, feel free to share with us how you monitor your child’s social media presence.

#HotTopic
#SocialMedia
#OnlineSafety
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Did you know that it is illegal to be in possession of cannabis (marijuana) near or on school compounds and recreational...
15/02/2021

Did you know that it is illegal to be in possession of cannabis (marijuana) near or on school compounds and recreational parks?

#Legislation
#Drugs
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Parents, are you aware of the types of content your child can be exposed to online? Here are some tips for protecting ch...
13/02/2021

Parents, are you aware of the types of content your child can be exposed to online? Here are some tips for protecting children online:

#OnlineSafety
#Parenting
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

10/02/2021
LIVE DISCUSSION

LIVE DISCUSSION - Joining us today is Senator, Dr. Varma Deyalsingh - Secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicholette Jones - Clinical Psychologist, Childline, Jamila Bannister-Beckles - Clincal Psychologist and Cheryl Moses-Williams, Communications Manager at the Children's Authority.

Be sure to join us at 5pm!
10/02/2021

Be sure to join us at 5pm!

You won’t want to miss this week’s live as we'll be discussing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Children.

Child neglect can be defined as the ongoing failure to meet a child's basic needs and is considered a form of abuse. Do ...
09/02/2021

Child neglect can be defined as the ongoing failure to meet a child's basic needs and is considered a form of abuse. Do you know what are the four types of neglect? Have a read 👇

#ChildNeglect
#ChildAbuse
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

We’re hiring!
09/02/2021

We’re hiring!

You won’t want to miss this week’s live as we'll be discussing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Children.
08/02/2021

You won’t want to miss this week’s live as we'll be discussing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in Children.

Here’s how you can support your child during their return to school:Support Services: ChildLineTTMinistry of Education -...
08/02/2021

Here’s how you can support your child during their return to school:

Support Services:
ChildLineTT
Ministry of Education - TT
Ministry of Social Development and Family Services

06/02/2021

A reminder to parents:

#Neglect
#Parenting
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

As some students return to school on Monday, parents and guardians are reminded to support their children’s emotional we...
05/02/2021

As some students return to school on Monday, parents and guardians are reminded to support their children’s emotional well-being at this time.

#School
#EmotionalHealth
#Support
#Parenting
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

We would like to remind parents and guardians of the compulsory school age. #Education #TTChildren#ChildrensAuthority
04/02/2021

We would like to remind parents and guardians of the compulsory school age.

#Education
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

#HOTTOPIC Today we’re discussing Corporal Punishment. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below. #CorporalPu...
03/02/2021

#HOTTOPIC

Today we’re discussing Corporal Punishment. What are your thoughts?

Tell us in the comments below.

#CorporalPunishment
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

ChildLineTT
03/02/2021

ChildLineTT

#Viral: Addressing the dangers and the risks of social media

How can we be part of popular culture  without risking our physical and mental health?

Persons 10 to 18 years old, register at childlinett.org/viral before February 4th, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

#freewebinar

Parents and guardians be sure to catch ChildLineTT’s free webinar on social media awareness. Please see details below:
01/02/2021

Parents and guardians be sure to catch ChildLineTT’s free webinar on social media awareness.

Please see details below:

30/01/2021
#ReportingChildAbuse

Child protection is everybody’s business. Report child abuse.

Police: 999
Authority: 996

#ChildProtection
#ChildAbuse
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Parents and guardians, with the physical re-opening of schools please see the following guidelines:
29/01/2021

Parents and guardians, with the physical re-opening of schools please see the following guidelines:

Physical Re-Opening of Schools Academic Year 2020/2021

#BeSmart - School new Normal Healthy Environment for all

Reminder: Students /Staff experiencing flu-like symptoms MUST "Stay AT Home"

Guidelines for the Reopening of Schools- “The New Normal” for Term II January 2021 (To be used in collaboration with the MOH Guidelines)

For Guidelines Visit>> https://bit.ly/3iWbGlC
#MoEduTT #TransformingEducation #ItTakesAVillage #BeSmartSchoolStart

27/01/2021
LIVE DISCUSSION

LIVE DISCUSSION - Joining us today are Anuola Cox-Olubode - Family Services Social Worker of the National Family Services Division, Vandana Siew Sankar-Ali – Clinical Psychologist and Assessment Manager at the Children's Authority, Dr. Oscar Ocho, Director of the School of the Nursing, University of the West Indies and Shemelle Paradice, Senior Communications Associate at the Children’s Authority.
We're discussing Parental Conflict and its impact on Children’s Wellbeing.

Be sure to join us at 5pm!
27/01/2021

Be sure to join us at 5pm!

This week we'll be discussing Parental Conflict and its Impact on Children.

You don’t want to miss it!

With the recent trends and challenges on social media apps, we’d like to share some tips with parents and guardians on s...
26/01/2021

With the recent trends and challenges on social media apps, we’d like to share some tips with parents and guardians on safeguarding their children online.

#SocialMedia
#Challenges
#OnlineSafety
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

MEDIA RELEASE:
26/01/2021

MEDIA RELEASE:

This week we'll be discussing Parental Conflict and its Impact on Children.You don’t want to miss it!
25/01/2021

This week we'll be discussing Parental Conflict and its Impact on Children.

You don’t want to miss it!

20/01/2021
Child Grooming

Parents and guardians, do you know what is considered child grooming? Are you aware of the signs of grooming and the agencies you can reach out to for support?

Have a look 👇

#ChildGrooming
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Did you know?  A child is any person under the age of 18.According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered...
18/01/2021

Did you know?

A child is any person under the age of 18.

According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered a sexual offence:

#SexualOffences
#Prostitution
#Legislation
#ChildProtection
#TTChilren
#ChildrensAuthority

We’re hiring!
18/01/2021

We’re hiring!

Introducing the Board of Management of the Children’s Authority at their official meeting held earlier this month. #Boar...
18/01/2021

Introducing the Board of Management of the Children’s Authority at their official meeting held earlier this month.

#BoardMeeting
#ChildrensAuthority

#FlashbackFridayTaking this opportunity to share these beautiful art pieces done by the children who participated in our...
15/01/2021

#FlashbackFriday

Taking this opportunity to share these beautiful art pieces done by the children who participated in our World Children’s Day Art Competition 2020. 🧑‍🎨 🎨 ✍🏽

#ChildRights
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

13/01/2021
LIVE DISCUSSION - Joining us today is Dionne Guischard, CEO - Families in Action and Farisha Mohammed - Family Social Worker, National Family Services Division and Dr. Oscar Ocho, Director of the School of Nursing, University of the West Indies. We'

LIVE DISCUSSION - Joining us today is Dionne Guischard, CEO - Families in Action and Farisha Mohammed - Family Social Worker, National Family Services Division and Dr. Oscar Ocho, Director of the School of Nursing, University of the West Indies.

We're discussing the importance of Family and Family Planning in Child Abuse Prevention.

Don’t forget to join us live this evening at 5pm with Dr Oscar Ocho, Director of the University of the West Indies Schoo...
13/01/2021

Don’t forget to join us live this evening at 5pm with Dr Oscar Ocho, Director of the University of the West Indies School of Nursing, Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (National Family Services Division) and Families in Action.

12/01/2021

UPDATE: Our Hotline Numbers are now Operational.

Hotlines: 996 or 800-2014

Service Disruption to HotlinesAll reports of abuse and requests for information can be made to 627-0748 extensions 40750...
12/01/2021

Service Disruption to Hotlines

All reports of abuse and requests for information can be made to 627-0748 extensions 40750 or 40756 or 683-9544

Whether it’s yet another shouting match with your teenager or a disagreement with your spouse, conflicts at home can be ...
11/01/2021

Whether it’s yet another shouting match with your teenager or a disagreement with your spouse, conflicts at home can be challenging to face.

Here are some tips to help families resolve conflict:

#Family
#Conflict
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Tune into live session with the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (National Family Services Division) a...
11/01/2021

Tune into live session with the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (National Family Services Division) and Families in Action.

You don’t want to miss it!

Most children today are occupied with online classes, studies and gaming sites. It may be difficult at times for parents...
06/01/2021

Most children today are occupied with online classes, studies and gaming sites.

It may be difficult at times for parents to connect with their children when screen time seems to be a priority.

However, you can connect with your children in the digital age with the following tips.

#Parenting
#DigitalAge
#OnlineClasses
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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Coming up next on Sunday's evening. Join in 🤝 All are invited, welcome and your VOICE Matters!!!
A Plea To Protect Our Women And Children- Blessings To You & Yours - I am sharing this video with you hoping that you received it opened heartedly. Myself and others are asking of you if is possible to please give some thought to this video and share it if is OK with you. You can trim it to (3) parts so that it can be posted and be shared on social media and reaches the people accordingly. Many Thanks In Advance. I suggest that Part-1 begin at the start of the video and cut at (15 minutes and (16) seconds. Part-2 will begin from the (15) minutes (16) seconds cut and stop at (20) minutes (20) seconds. Part-3 will then begin at (20) minutes (20) seconds till the end. This message must now reaches the streets & the communities that make up our society of Trinidad & Tobago. I am really hoping that you do understand the mission and play this part by sharing the message in your social media groups and pages. Many thanks in advance. Myself & others strongly believe that I speaking out in the way that am doing in the video, and also the names that I'm calling are known men within the prison that have direct strong influence on the streets & in communities at different levels. Please Share The Message. The Word Is Protect Our Women & Children. Experience Are The Greatest Teachings To Teach From... https://youtu.be/57kD8xTLqxk #PlayYourPart
I will love to have the baby girl to love care and strength her life 🙏🙏 I really.
Happy children day ,every child have a right to a family .
https://www.facebook.com/110980633764113/posts/201514178044091/ Please watch not sure exactly when this happened
This is another page by the same people bullying people and their children on fb
This is another group by the same people bullying people and their children
Hi pleasant good morning...is there anything that can be done about this group bullying people and their children and families on fb
Hello good morning......a serious matter involving a child was reported to you all since 25th September and yet nothing has been done..... up to now........please, let us help the children as you say....too many wolves in sheep's clothing walking among us. Why is nothing being done????.