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Hanna taking steps to reunite children in bungled CDA removal

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:57 AM
Youth Minister Lisa Hanna, made the disclosure yesterday even as she expressed outrage at the behaviour of officials of the CDA, who were responsible for the process.

Youth Minister, Lisa Hanna, says steps are being taken to possibly reunite a caregiver with 34 children who were removed from her facility in a bungled affair by the Child Development Agency (CDA). 

Hanna, made the disclosure yesterday even as she expressed outrage at the behaviour of officials of the CDA, who were responsible for the process. 

She told the House of Representatives that her ministry is pushing to have the children reunited with Vivlyn Morgan, the manager of the Sunshine Child Care facility who was ordered to vacate a property in February. 

According to Hanna, Morgan has opened a facility at a new location and the necessary assessments are being carried out. 

 

Youth Minister Lisa Hanna

Morgan has been involved in child care for over 30 years.

Meanwhile, the Youth Minister, says a task force has been established to rigorously review the systems that govern the monitoring protocols and reporting structures as well as the placement and removal of children in the child care system.

The taskforce, which is chaired by Sharon Lake former, the former chairman of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, is to report to the ministry by the end of February next year. 

In her report, the Children's Advocate said in removing the children, the CDA acted with indecent haste, improper planning and demonstrated clear disregard for the rights of the children. 

The CDA is to begin disciplinary hearings on December 22.