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aaa4Well the minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster is talking tough as it relates to those parents who are neglecting their duties, the others that are physically abusing their children and those fathers who are not standing up to their responsibilities by paying their child support.

She said her ministry plans to charge those parents to send a signal.

The minister was speaking at a workshop which is providing training for ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be more effective in the administration of the sexual offences act and the implementation of certain sections of the act.

She said her ministry has developed a protocol for ranks of the Guyana Police Force which is the standard operating procedures that will guide them in dealing with reports of child victims.

Paul Williams is the training and development officer of the Guyana Police Force and he said the training will see the police collaborating with the ministry to deal with child abuse and domestic violence.

Ann Greene head of the child care and protection agency said the workshop is for police and child protection, prohibition and social services officers. She said the focus is to have the lawmen understand their respective roles under the sexual offences, the child protection and the domestic violence acts.

The workshop opened today at the police training center at Eve Leary.

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