Friday 10 July, 2020

Children found in house with prison escapees placed with relatives

The four children who were found by police in a house where two prison escapees were captured over the weekend have been placed with relatives.

Acting Prime Minister, Colm Imbert made the comment while responding to an urgent question in the Upper House on Tuesday.

“The Children’s Authority has confirmed the placement of the children with family members on Sunday. Two children were placed with their maternal aunt. The other two children were placed with a maternal cousin.

This is based on a preliminary assessment of the family’s ability to provide care and protection for the children. I am advised that this decision is consistent the convention on the rights of the child and national standards to have children remain with families as much as possible,” he said.

Imbert added that the children will remain with relatives until a final decision is made.

“The children will remain in this placement until a decision is made with the mother and the Children’s Authority with respect to any further action. The Children’s Authority will continue to monitor the situation,” Imbert added.



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