In an effort to educate and protect children against all types of crimes, the Office of the Director of Prosecutions along with the Department of Social Development, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and Gender Desk embarked on a two day workshop in Grand Turk entitled Child Protection, Law Awareness-Saving Our Children by Educating Everyone”.
Teachers from all Schools on Grand Turk (Private and Public), members of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force, personnel from the Department of Social Development, Truancy Officers as well as School Crossing Guards were all privy to presentations about mental effects, social amenities’ available and the procedure, laws and penalties relating to investigation and prosecution of abuse against children.
Much emphasis was placed on the responsibility of persons who come in contact with children who have suffered some form abuse to report what they observed, were told or suspect to have taken place.
A similar workshop will be held in Providenciales on a future date, the presenters are also scheduled to do school visits and talk with children and other teachers about Child Abuse.
Child abuse is everyone’s business and no child wants a monster! If you believe or know that a child is in trouble please report the matter to your nearest social worker or the Department of Social Development.