Legislation

In attempting to respond more effectively to the needs of children in Trinidad and Tobago, and particularly those children who are in need of care and protection, a Package of Children's Legislation was developed.

The legislation in this package complement each other and provide for a robust system which seeks to ensure that Trinidad and Tobago is complying with its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC Child-Friendly Language).

Whilst the Children’s Authority, as the guardian of children within our nation, may have a duty to fulfil in the implementation of any legislation relating to children, the mandate and daily operations of the Authority are guided by four specific pieces of legislation.

These are:

The Authority also has prepared a Consolidated Adoption of Children Act. This consolidation is an aid to reading and understanding the Adoption of Children Act. It is not a definitive text and reference should always be made to the Act and any amending Act, to confirm its accuracy.