Children’s Authority wants caregivers to make safety of all children their top priority

Children’s Authority wants caregivers to make safety of all children their top priority

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is appealing to all caregivers to make the safety and well-being of children a priority.

The Authority notes the recent death of a two-year-old boy and extends deepest condolences to the child’s family.

In a media release this afternoon the CATT says the public is reminded collaboration is key for the protection and safety of children.

The Authority is appealing to communities, caregivers and families to work together to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments that are in the best interest of our nation’s children.

It says parents and caregivers are reminded that with the upcoming Easter holidays, they should observe the following tips to ensure children’s safety.

  • Children should not be left unsupervised in vehicles.
  • Leave children in the care of an adult, who is a trusted person
  • Monitor children at all times when at the beach or a swimming pool. 

Never allow a child to go into the water alone

  • Take all precaution to avoid easy access to open waters (buckets, tanks, or pools) and dangerous substances
  • Develop a family plan to determine who will monitor the children during family outings, including mall visits.

The CATT is reminding the public “Child Protection Is Everybody’s Business”, therefore, all suspicions or incidents of abuse, neglect or children at-risk should be reported to the Police at 999 or the Authority’s hotlines at 996 or 800-2014.

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