Media Releases

Children's Authority Appeals to the Media to be Sensitive and Responsible

Date: 2017-06-21

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is concerned that there is erroneous information being circulated about the death of a child at its Child Support Centre, which can cause further trauma to the child’s family.

The Authority is therefore appealing to the media to ensure that their coverage on the issue is dealt with in a sensitive and responsible manner, which should also respect the privacy of the family.

Since the child’s death on Sunday 18th June, the Authority has been providing therapeutic support and counselling to the children at the Centre as well as staff.

The Authority continues to work with the child’s family during their loss.

The media are reminded that the Child Support Centre is a place of safety for children who are in need of care and protection. As a result, its location should not be divulged in order to maintain the safety of the children.