Children’s Authority calls for volunteers

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    Ahead of World Children’s Day 2021, the Chairman of T&T’s Children’s Authority is urging volunteers to step forward and assist the organization in defending and supporting child rights.

    Dr Carol Logie, in a media release, says the COVID-19 pandemic has posed additional challenges for children and families.

    She also notes that, often, the persons charged with the responsibility of loving and protecting children are the ones who commit acts of abuse.

    However, Dr Logie admits that the authority cannot carry out its mandate to provide care, protection and rehabilitation alone.

    It will soon be inviting volunteers to bring skills and ideas and she says interested parties can email volunteers@ttchildren.org.

    Dr Logie also notes that the requests for placements far outweigh the number of foster parents available.

    She says persons interested in becoming a foster carer can email fostercare@ttchildren.org.