12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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5th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Approve the Foster Care Regulations, 2014

WHEREAS it is provided by section 53 of the Children's Community Residences, Foster Care and Nurseries Act, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as "the Act") that the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago may with the approval of the Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development, make Regulations in respect of the imposition of requirements as to the accommodation and equipment to be provided in residences, foster homes and nurseries, medical arrangements to be made for protecting the health of the children in community residences and foster homes, the provision of information to the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago by the Managers as to the facilities provided for the parents or guardians of children in community residence and foster homes to visit and communicate with the children and where not so provided to authorise the Authority to give directions as to the provisions of such facilities, and all such other matters and things as may appear necessary or expedient or are required to be prescribed for effectively carrying into operation the provisions of the Act;

AND WHEREAS it is provided by section 53(2), that Regulations made under the Act shall be subject to affirmative resolution of Parliament;

AND WHEREAS the Children's Authority has on the 14th day of November, 2014 made the Foster Care Regulations, 2014;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development has on the 18th day of November, 2014 approved the Foster Care Regulations, 2014;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the Foster Care Regulations, 2014 now be affirmed;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Foster Care Regulations, 2014 be approved.

(By the Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development)

First Debated: 03-Dec-2014
Approved on: 3-Dec-2014
21-Jan-2015
Speakers in the:
Senate
03-Dec-2014 Senate Debate | Hansard PDF icon (694.6 kb)
Hon. Clifton De Coteau, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Marlene Coudray [Minister of Local Government]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Clifton De Coteau, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
House of Representatives
21-Jan-2015 House Debate | Hansard PDF icon (1,035.0 kb)
Hon. Clifton De Coteau, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Mrs. Patricia McIntosh, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP [Tobago East] [Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Clifton De Coteau, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
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