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)
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