Children’s Safety and Wellbeiing

Children’s Safety and Wellbeing

In order to support the safety and wellbeing of children, there are many Child Friendly Spaces within Trinidad & Tobago that offer educational initiatives, wellness activities, socialization and much more! The Living Water Community: Ministry for Migrants and Refugees partners with UNICEF & UNHCR to create and support eight (8) spaces at present, and there are other local organizations who also offer the same services.

 

 

If you are under the age of 25 and are in need of emotional support or counselling, Childline offers free counselling sessions at 131 or 800-4321. Childline advocates for the rights and protection for all children and young people in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is a government agency that specializes in child protection and advocates for the rights and protection of all. They are the principal reporting authority regarding issues of children protection. They offer care, protection and counselling to children whose protections are at risk. To report instances of  child abuse, please call 996 or 800-2014. You can also send an email to registry@ttchildren.org.

Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

The Child Welfare League of Trinidad and Tobago advocates for the protection and rights and ensures that these rights and protections are guaranteed by the laws of Trinidad and Tobago. They provide public education and various informative programs. They can be contacted at 622-1200 or childwelfareleague@gmail.com.

*Services are not provided in Spanish.

The Child Welfare League of Trinidad and Tobago

The Child Welfare League of Trinidad and Tobago advocates for the protection and rights of children and ensures that these rights and protections are guaranteed by the laws of Trinidad and Tobago. They provide public education and various informative programs. They can be contacted at (868) 622-1200 or childwelfareleague@gmail.com.

*Please note services of the Child Welfare League of Trinidad and Tobago are not provided in Spanish.

Is There Not A Cause?

Is There Not A Cause? (ITNAC) is a non-governmental organization that offers assistance in disaster relief, poverty alleviation and community development. Programming targeted towards migrants include education as well as community outreach and support. You can contact them at (868) 624-4162.

Drama Making A Difference Company

The Drama Making A Difference Company (DMAD)  is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the most vulnerable in society through public campaigns and theatrical productions where the proceeds are then donated to charity.  In partnership with Democracy International and the Living Water Community under the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), the Drama Making A Difference Company works with youth using theatre, storytelling and music on a variety of themes. 

If you are interested, you can contact them at dmadco@gmail.com.

Ryu Dan Dojo Empowerment Foundation (RDD)

Ryu Dan Dojo Empowerment Foundation (RDD) is a multicultural community-based/non–governmental organization (CBNGO) established in 2013.  RDD was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization under the Companies Act (1995) in the same year.  In collaboration with Democracy International, the Living Water Community, Families in Action and Drama Making a Difference under the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) Program, Ruy Dan Dojo uses its Sports+(Plus) Model which combines martial arts with education, personal development, skills training and entrepreneurship to realize the potential of persons in communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion.  This model is used to develop peer support systems and connect the migrants with their host community.  Activities include after-school assistance, English as a Second Language classes, martial arts, youth social skills enhancement, life skills training and parenting.

 

If you are interested, you can contact Ryu Dan Dojo at:

▪ Telephone numbers:  1-868-722-1417/1-868-271-3478/1-868-665-8211

▪ Email:  ryudandojo@gmail.com

▪ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ryudandojo or Ryu Dan Dojo

▪ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ryu_dan_dojo or @ryu_dan_dojo 

▪ Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6tTk_d3Pjd9AeUFc6-igUQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is child abuse?

Child abuse is the physical, mental or sexual mistreatment of anyone under the age of 18.

I would like to contact ChildLine, do they offer services in Spanish?

ChildLine also offers counselling sessions both in Spanish and English.

If I contact the hotline, will my information be shared with anyone else?

All calls are confidential.

Do I have to pay to access these services?

All these services are free of charge.

Where do I go if I want to report of child neglect or child abuse?

You can call 996 or 800-2014 to report all instances of child negligence or child abuse. You can also call 999 to make a report to the police.

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