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The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reveals that they have received over 1,300 reports of Child Abuse.

NEWS GRAPHIC 15The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has revealed that between May to August 2015 it has received over 1,300 reports of child abuse.

In a media release the Authority noted that they received more reports in three months than any other state agency would have recorded for all of last year.

The Authority in the release is urging citizens to be mindful of incidents that may occur and that child protection is everybody’s business including, family, friends and neighbours.

Section 4 of the Children Act 2012 permits only parents (and guardians) to apply ‘reasonable’ corporal punishment of children while forbidding its use by anyone else, the reports of physical abuse against children are often far outside anything permissible.

To report any case of child abuse citizens are asked to call the Authority hot-line @ 996 or 800-2014.