House of Representatives

Motions

Approve the Children’s Community Residences Regulations, 2014

- 5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

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 management of any community residence and discipline of the children therein, and to prescribe the punishment for all offences committed against the rules or discipline of any community residence, 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 home 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 Community Residences Regulations, 2014;

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

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that the Community Residences Regulations, 2014 now be affirmed;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Children's Community Residences Regulations, 2014 be approved.

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

3 Dec 2014
Approved
Senate DebateHansard
10 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Clifton De Coteau [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
2.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi SC [Opposition Senator]
3.Senator Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
4.Senator the Honourable Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
5.Senator Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
6.Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
7.Senator the Honourable Marlene Coudray [Minister of Local Government]
10.The Honourable Clifton De Coteau [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
21 Jan 2015
Approved
House DebateHansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Clifton De Coteau [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
2.Senator the Honourable Dr. Amery Browne [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
3.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
4.Mrs. Patricia McIntosh [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Vernella Alleyne-Toppin [Tobago East] [Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
6.Ms. Alicia Hospedales [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
7.The Honourable Clifton De Coteau [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]