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

Happy Mother’s Day!
09/05/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

08/05/2021

Child protection is everybody’s business.

If you suspect abuse, give us a call at 996 or 800-2014.

#ChildAbuse
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

You won’t want to miss next week’s Facebook live as we'll be discussing Stress, Covid-19 Burnout and Familes. Share this...
07/05/2021

You won’t want to miss next week’s Facebook live as we'll be discussing Stress, Covid-19 Burnout and Familes.

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You won’t want to miss next week’s Facebook live as we'll be discussing Stress, Covid-19 Burnout and Familes.

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#DidYouKnow According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered an offence:⠀ ⠀#SexualOffences#Legislation⠀#C...
07/05/2021

#DidYouKnow

According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered an offence:⠀

#SexualOffences
#Legislation⠀
#ChildAbuse
#ChildProtection⠀
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

We’re hiring!
06/05/2021

We’re hiring!

We’re hiring!

Today we’re sharing these tips for families during the lockdown period: #TakeABreak #Families #MentalHealth #TTChildren#...
04/05/2021

Today we’re sharing these tips for families during the lockdown period:

#TakeABreak
#Families
#MentalHealth
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

During this period, let’s ensure we reach out to persons who may require support. #WeAreInThisTogether #Support #Familie...
01/05/2021

During this period, let’s ensure we reach out to persons who may require support.

#WeAreInThisTogether
#Support
#Families
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

During this period, let’s ensure we reach out to persons who may require support.

#WeAreInThisTogether
#Support
#Families
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

30/04/2021

*UPDATE - THEY WERE FOUND*

#HelpFindMe
HELP FIND – GLORIA RAMLOGAN & JORDAN RAMLOGAN

30/04/2021

*UPDATE - THEY WERE FOUND*

#HelpFindMe
HELP FIND – CHRISTINA SOOKDEO & CALVIN SOOKDEO

28/04/2021
Children's Authority's Facebook Live

Joining the discussion today is Terrence Caesar, Principal - Tunapuna Boys’ R.C. School, Jolé St. John, SEA Student - Scarborough Methodist Primary School, Genesis Puckarin, Student - Vessigny Secondary School, Israel Benjamin, Student - Queen's Royal College, Jael Davis, Psychologist and Cheryl Moses-Williams, Communications Manager, Children’s Authority.

Don’t forget to join us at 5pm!
28/04/2021

Don’t forget to join us at 5pm!

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing children and exam stress in the new normal.

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Dear parents and guardians, let’s try to use alternative forms of discipline such as these: #CorporalPunishment #Discipl...
28/04/2021

Dear parents and guardians, let’s try to use alternative forms of discipline such as these:

#CorporalPunishment
#Discipline
#PostiveParenting
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Dear parents and guardians, let’s try to use alternative forms of discipline such as these:

#CorporalPunishment
#Discipline
#PostiveParenting
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

24/04/2021
Believing Children

Every child deserves to be heard.

If a child comes to you with any concerns of abuse, believe them and report it to the Authority at 996 or 800-2014.

#ChildAbuse
#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing children and exam stress in the new normal. Share this post so others ca...
23/04/2021

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing children and exam stress in the new normal.

Share this post so others can tune in.

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing children and exam stress in the new normal.

Share this post so others can tune in.

La protección infantil es asunto de todos.#ChildAbusePreventionMonth#Reportalo#Protección infantil#TTChijos#NiñosAutorid...
23/04/2021

La protección infantil es asunto de todos.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#Reportalo
#Protección infantil
#TTChijos
#NiñosAutoridad

La protección infantil es asunto de todos.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#Reportalo
#Protección infantil
#TTChijos
#NiñosAutoridad

“Child Protection Is Everybody’s Business” and we need all partners within the society to join us as we provide care, pr...
23/04/2021

“Child Protection Is Everybody’s Business” and we need all partners within the society to join us as we provide care, protection and rehabilitation to our nation’s children.

Therefore, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is truly grateful for the desktops provided by Heritage Petroleum Company Limited.

This donation will further assist in facilitating educational activities for the children who reside at our Child Support Centres, as we help them to achieve their full potential.

“Child Protection Is Everybody’s Business” and we need all partners within the society to join us as we provide care, protection and rehabilitation to our nation’s children.

Therefore, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is truly grateful for the desktops provided by Heritage Petroleum Company Limited.

This donation will further assist in facilitating educational activities for the children who reside at our Child Support Centres, as we help them to achieve their full potential.

Parents and guardians, please see the following parenting tip: #Parenting #ChildProtection #TTChildren #ChildrensAuthori...
22/04/2021

Parents and guardians, please see the following parenting tip:

#Parenting
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

According to the Children Act 2012, the following are considered sexual offences: ⠀#SexualOffences⠀⠀#Legislation⠀#ChildP...
20/04/2021

According to the Children Act 2012, the following are considered sexual offences:

#SexualOffences⠀⠀
#Legislation⠀
#ChildProtection⠀
#TTChilren⠀
#ChildrensAuthority

19/04/2021

In observance of Child Abuse Awareness month, take the Child Abuse Awareness Quick Course and earn a chance to WIN an all-inclusive trip for a family of 5 to Tobago, courtesy our sponsors: Caribbean Airlines and the Magdelena Grand, Tobago. Also the organization with the most participants, will WIN the Child Abuse Awareness Champion Award, courtesy: The Award Centre! Visit www.opm-gca.gov.tt/childabusecourse to take the course!

This course was developed in collaboration with, and features: UNICEF, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad (UWI), the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (CATT) and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service's Child Protection Unit.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, guardian, caregiver, family friend, peer, stranger, or an adult, Child Protection Is Everyone’s Business! Take this 30-minute Quick Course to learn how we can respond to and prevent child abuse in the face of COVID-19 and beyond.

Take the course today at: www.opm-gca.gov.tt/childabusecourse!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildRightsAmbassadors #ChildAbuseAwarenessMonth #ChildAbuseAwarenessQuickCourse #QuickCourse #StopChildAbuse #ChildAbuse #EndDomesticViolence #PhysicalAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #SexualAbuse #PsychologicalAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #ChildNeglect #EnterToWin #CaribbeanAirlines #CSRCaribbean #MagdalenaGrand #TrinidadandTobago

Child protection is everybody’s business. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth#ReportIt #ChildProtection #TTChildren#ChildrensAuth...
17/04/2021

Child protection is everybody’s business.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#ReportIt
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Child protection is everybody’s business.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#ReportIt
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Let’s remember to be considerate of children’s emotional well-being. #EmotionalAbuse#ChildProtection #TTChildren#Childre...
15/04/2021

Let’s remember to be considerate of children’s emotional well-being.

#EmotionalAbuse
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

#ChildAbusePrevention#SafeSpace#ChildProtection #TTChildren#ChildrensAuthority
15/04/2021

#ChildAbusePrevention
#SafeSpace
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

#ChildAbusePrevention
#SafeSpace
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

14/04/2021
LIVE

LIVE: The need for Sex Education in homes.

Joining the discussion today is Ava Rampersad - Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Officer Derrick Sharbodie - St. James Police Youth Club, Dawn George, President - Child Welfare League, Krista Ali, Psychologist, Shemelle Paradice, Senior Communications Associate, Children's Authority.

Be sure to join us at 5pm!
14/04/2021

Be sure to join us at 5pm!

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing the need for Sex Education within homes.

Stay tuned!

Let’s remember to give children the opportunity to express their views and to be heard. #ParentingTip #PositiveParenting...
13/04/2021

Let’s remember to give children the opportunity to express their views and to be heard.

#ParentingTip
#PositiveParenting
#ChildRights
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Let’s remember to give children the opportunity to express their views and to be heard.

#ParentingTip
#PositiveParenting
#ChildRights
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

#ChildAbusePrevention#SafeSpace#ChildProtection #TTChildren#ChildrensAuthority
10/04/2021

#ChildAbusePrevention
#SafeSpace
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

#ChildAbusePrevention
#SafeSpace
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing the need for Sex Education within homes. Stay tuned!
09/04/2021

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing the need for Sex Education within homes.

Stay tuned!

On next week’s live session we'll be discussing the need for Sex Education within homes.

Stay tuned!

According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered an offence:⠀ ⠀#DangerousDrug#Legislation⠀#ChildProtectio...
08/04/2021

According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered an offence:⠀

#DangerousDrug
#Legislation⠀
#ChildProtection⠀
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

According to the Children Act 2012, the following is considered an offence:⠀

#DangerousDrug
#Legislation⠀
#ChildProtection⠀
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

DID YOU KNOW? #MandatoryReporting #ReportIt #ChildAbuse#ChildProtection #TTChildren#ChildrensAuthority
06/04/2021

DID YOU KNOW?

#MandatoryReporting
#ReportIt
#ChildAbuse
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

DID YOU KNOW?

#MandatoryReporting
#ReportIt
#ChildAbuse
#ChildProtection
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Easter greetings to the Christian community!
04/04/2021

Easter greetings to the Christian community!

Easter greetings to the Christian community!

Be a connection for children in your community. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #ChildProtection#TrustedAdults #TTChildren #C...
03/04/2021

Be a connection for children in your community.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#ChildProtection
#TrustedAdults
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Be a connection for children in your community.

#ChildAbusePreventionMonth
#ChildProtection
#TrustedAdults
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

We would like to remind parents and guardians to follow these tips to ensure your child‘s safety during the holidays: #H...
01/04/2021

We would like to remind parents and guardians to follow these tips to ensure your child‘s safety during the holidays:

#HolidaySafety
#ChildProtection
#VacationPeriod
#TTChildren
#ChildrensAuthority

Happy Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day to the Spiritual Baptist Community!
30/03/2021

Happy Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day to the Spiritual Baptist Community!

Happy Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day to the Spiritual Baptist Community!

29/03/2021

The Authority hosted a Media Conference today following the death of two boys who had absconded its Child Support Centre.

Help us locate Joshua Douglas
26/03/2021

Help us locate Joshua Douglas

Help us locate Joshua Douglas

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35A Wrightson Road
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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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The principles which underpin the ex*****on of the Children’s Authority’s functions – the promotion of and respect for children’s rights – are enshrined within the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Consistent with these principles, a Package of Children’s Legislation initiated in 2000 formed the basis for the creation of the Children’s Authority. The pieces of legislation complement each other and provide for a robust system which brings Trinidad and Tobago in conformity with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The mandate of the Children’s Authority is derived directly from the legislation. As such, the organisation will be responsible for, inter alia:

~ Receiving and investigating reports of mistreatment of children
~ Removing children from their homes where they are in imminent danger
~ Making applications to the Court for the protection and placement of children received into the care of the Authority
~ Establishing and maintaining places of safety, assessment and support centres, and reception centres
~ Establishing and operating a foster care system
~ Assuming conduct of the adoption process
~ Establishing standards for community residences, foster care and nurseries
~ Monitoring children’s community residences, foster care providers, and nurseries
~ Issuing and revoking licences for community residences and nurseries
~ Supporting the youth justice system
~ Providing assistance to the Counter-Trafficking Unit in respect of child victims
~ Maintaining complete records

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Members of the Children's Authority are welcome to observe ‘World Day Of The Boy Child’ (WDBC) on 16 May 2021. The theme for 2021 is “Guiding the Boy Child: Positively Impacting the World.” WDBC was inaugurated in 2018 and this year will be observed in 23 countries. Our boys reflect our heritage and serve as one of the links to the past and the present that intersects with the future of our families, communities and world. Almost 1 billion males under the age of 15 – boys – emerged from the womb with irrepressible enthusiasm, insatiable curiosity, a natural and spontaneous reaction to disappointment, rejection, failure, and spiritual, physical, psychological, and emotional pain, and a pristine view of the world. They are fragile and vulnerable. Somewhere along the journey from boyhood to manhood, boys are socialized not to express the natural and spontaneous reactions to spiritual, physical, emotional, and psychological pain, disappointment, and rejection. They are socialized to equate strength and masculinity with suppressing their natural and spontaneous reaction to pain, disappointment, and rejection; not asking for help; and shunning vulnerability. In actuality, vulnerability is about strength – it is about standing in front of another soul spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally naked. Some of these boys are suicidal, slowly descending into the deep dark abyss of depression, and consumed by low self-esteem and repressed emotions. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an organization based in Paris, France which administers the triennial Programme for International Student Assessment (“PISA”) which examines the proficiency of 15 year olds (in over 90 nations) in reading, reading comprehension, science, mathematics, writing, and writing comprehension – boys throughout our global village are academically underperforming their female counterparts. The PISA scores for girls are much higher than those of boys in reading, reading comprehension, and writing comprehension. Boys find it difficult to navigate a literacy-based curriculum. Educators and school administrators equate boys’ difficulty or inability to read with their level of intelligence, label them as either “intellectually challenged” or unteachable, and arbitrarily ship them off to special education classes. The majority of these boys are brilliant. Rather than investigating why boys have difficulty developing reading and reading comprehension skills or making adjustments in the curriculum – adjustments which would include infusing the curriculum with reading material that interests boys and captivate their attention -- boys are allowed to read several grades below their current grade level. Eventually, they lose interest in school and drop out. Unless an individual, organization, or institution intervenes, these souls will mature into uneducated, unemployable, and unskilled adults who will find it difficult to resist the pull of gravity of illegitimate economic opportunities and the fast track to prison. WDBC serves as a platform for individuals, organizations, and institutions to improve the manner in which we protect our boys and reclaim our heritage. How? Global coordinators for WDBC are offering a few suggestions: · Facilitate and moderate sessions for boys and adolescent males to engage in a straight-no chaser dialogue to express to key stakeholders what they need and want to safely and successfully navigate the arduous journey from boyhood to manhood. The key stakeholders with whom boys and adolescent young males would engage in discussions include educators, school administrators, law enforcement professionals, legal professionals, health care professionals and providers, social services professionals and providers, parents, legislators, business leaders, and Fatherhood and Men’s Issues advocates and practitioners. These meetings would also serve as a venue for boys and adolescent males to co-design and co-monitor -- with key stakeholders -- initiatives that provide them with the resources and tools they need to successfully and safely navigate their journey from boyhood to manhood. · Identify and support existing initiatives which have a successful track record of addressing and helping to eradicate the (a) academic underperformance of boys and adolescent males and their mischaracterization as being “unteachable”, “intellectually challenged”, and “behavior problems”; (b) rising incidence of depression and su***de among boys and adolescent males (c) recruitment and utilization of boys and adolescent males as child soldiers; (d) underlying causes of poverty which lead to boys and adolescent males working full-time to support their families and not attending school; (e) literacy gap for boys and adolescent males and (f) lack of legitimate real-life options and absence of positive male role models. · Employ male educators and administrators in schools located in communities that have Fatherless households or households devoid of a dominant male presence. · Design and implement “male-inclusive” curricula in schools by introducing reading material that captures the interest of boys and adolescent males. · Design and implement a “No Boy Left Behind Literacy Initiative” · Offset the repressed anger of boys and adolescent males which is a by-product of their current socialization with the design and implementation of mandatory anger management and conflicts resolution training in all schools.
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.What children do need: 1. Rest. They play hard. Their bodies need rest to grow and develop. 2. Uninterrupted family time. The most important people to a child are those under the same roof. Make family time purposeful and protected. 3. Outdoor play time where they can explore and create. All kids need free time to imagine. 4. Rules and expectations. Be clear. Be concise. And don’t be afraid to give them. 5. Consistent discipline. If a rule is broken, a child needs to know what to expect. All fear is not a bad thing. There is a fear that can represent respect. 6. Parents who love them and love each other. Security begins here. 7. For you as a parent to say “no” sometimes. Your child does not need a lollipop or a new shirt every time you go to Detour. 8. Hugs. Physical touch affects the development of children. 9. The ability to share their feelings about anything as long as they are respectful. 10. The most precious gift that a parent can give any child is to demonstrate a personal relationship with God and consistently teach that child through your actions what having faith in God really means. In the toughest times of their lives, they will learn in large part to rely on God by the example you display for them.
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