President Jagdeo Calling on Religious Community to Educate Followers About Child Protection
The religious community is being urged to play a more active role in their teachings when it comes to the protection of children in society. President Bharrat Jagdeo believes that the religious body should educate its followers about the need to protect children who are victims of abuse and sexual violence.
The president made this remark at the opening of the ChildCare and Protection Agency’s new head office at Broad and Charles Street, Charlestown.
Human Services and Social Security, Minister Priya Manickchand stressed the need for society to act more responsibly in the protection of children. She noted that it’s a job that requires everyone’s input since government alone cannot get the job done.
The Child Care and Protection Agency’s Director, Ann Greene said the challenges to provide child protection services that reach all the children are numerous.
The Child Care and Protection Agency has reported that since its establishment to date over five thousand and thirteen cases were reported.
The agency has also reported that it has found safe places for one third of the children who came into contact with the agency to protect them from harm and abuse while offering psychosocial support to them.