Media Releases

Children’s Authority appeals to adults to do more to safeguard children

Date: 2015-08-07

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is horrified by recent media reports of a child who was fatally shot in Diego Martin and extends condolences to the child’s family.

Although the Authority did not receive a report about the incident, its Emergency Response Team has been in contact with the police. The Authority’s staff is on standby to provide support to the children who were involved in the incident.

The Authority endorses the Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development’s reminder about the significant penalties in the recently proclaimed Children Act 2012 for a person who fails to take reasonable precautions to guard against a child having access to arms and ammunition and suffers injury or death or causes serious or grievous bodily harm to another person.

The Authority is once again appealing to parents and guardians to supervise their children and be extremely vigilant in ensuring the safety of their children, especially during the school holiday.