Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th August 2022

  

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There is an alternative for your baby.

Christlina John has been in conversation with the child protection authority on what is possible in cases of abandonment or inability to care for your child.

On the heels of an unfortunate situation where a baby was birthed and abandoned beneath a house in Carriacou late last week, the Child Protection Authority is reiterating that there are alternatives for people who do not want to be parents.

In an exclusive interview with Alternative Care Supervisor at the Child Protection Authority, Chanelle Phillip, she explained what provisions are made in circumstances like these.

Phillip further explained that if through intervention with the child’s parent the situation does not change and it is determined that the child may not be safe in their care, then the CPA would step in.

In the meantime, police say the mother of the abandoned baby boy has since been located and has been assisting investigators.

Officer in charge of the Community Relations Department Desmond Richards, says situations like these do not always warrant an arrest, as sometimes a bit of counseling is the better alternative.

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