Children's Authority orders children's home in Tobago to shut its doors

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:00

The Children's Authority has ordered that the Family First Foundation for Children – a home for orphaned children in Tobago cease operations immediately.

The Authority says the home's manager has been notified that she is not authorized to receive any child into her care at this time.

Failure to comply with the order will lead to the initiation of legal proceedings.

The home which is located at Calder Hall, Tobago, was being monitored by the authority for several months.

The Authority initiated the investigation after reports were received regarding the standard of care provided to the children.

Last Friday, fire destroyed parts of the home's building and the children were relocated.

The Authority says it’s collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the safety of the children who resided at the home.