ChildFund C/bean calls on citizens to abide to the laws of the convention on the rights of a child

 

Director of Child Fund Caribbean Mr. Francis Joseph is calling of the general public and especially Shanice’s family and friends to ensure that she receives the support that is required in order to return to a state on normalcy.

 

While welcoming the news of Shanice’s discovery this morning, Mr. Joseph says it is imperative that those entrusted with her care do not overlook the negative effects that this situation could have on her psychological, physical, social and emotional well being.

 

Joseph took the opportunity to commend the efforts of the Dominica Police Force as well as everyone who have assisted in one way or another to ensure Shanice’s safe return.

 

He says there is a lot of lessons to be learnt from this situation , chief among them is the need for citizens to abide to the laws of the convention on the rights of a child which clearly stipulates that anyone who is under the age of 18 is unable to give consent to anything.

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