There is now a joint effort to promote greater support to vulnerable children at Children’s Homes.
It involves the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain, as well as 14 independent children’s Care Homes under the management of Catholic denominational boards and orders.
The collaboration between the two organisations will facilitate safe spaces where children in care can become well adjusted, contributing members of society.
One of the goals is to reintegrate children with their families where it is safe, possible, appropriate and in the best interest of the child.
During a recent meeting between representatives of the Office of the Archdiocese, led by Archbishop Reverend Charles Jason Gordon and the Authority, led by acting Director, Mrs. Rhonda
Recently a meeting was held between representatives of the Office of the Archdiocese and the Authority.
During the meeting Archbishop Reverend Charles Jason Gordon called on the State to do more to support the Homes in their effort to meet the growing needs of the children in their care.
The Authority’s Acting Director, Rhonda Gregoire-Roopchan, noted “care involves the whole person and goes beyond the physical housing of children.
She also expressed that children thrive best in a family environment and this has to be central tothe approach of residential and alternative care”.