The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago joins in the celebration of World Children’s Day today and calls on the national community “to reimagine a better future for every child.”
The Authority says it is advocating for a greater understanding of child rights.
In a media release the Children’s Authority says it continues to collaborate with other key stakeholders to raise awareness among children about their rights and responsibilities, through sensitisations in schools and via social media.
The Authority says it continues to receive over four thousand cases of abuse every year and children continue to be abused by those whom they trust.
Data collected through reports to the Authority’s Hotline continue to show sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, as the top three types of abuse experienced by children.
It says since the start of COVID-19 in March 2020, the Authority has seen a growing number of children who are lacking care and guardianship, being emotionally abused and in need of supervision.