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Greater effort needed to improve treatment of children - Blaine

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Convener of Hear the Children’s Cry, Betty-Ann Blaine, is urging for increased consensus among stakeholders especially parents in 2014 in a bid to improve the treatment of the nation’s children.

According to the advocate, most of the problems affecting Jamaican children can be solved. Blaine says the issue of poor-parenting has to be overcomed in order for children to be raised in stable homes with proper values and attitudes.

She also says parenting has to be improved to reduce cases of missing children, child abuse and accidental deaths.

Further, Blaine says Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller should make more declarations that Jamaica must be a country fit for children.

She says greater input from the State could positively impact the behaviour of the rest of society towards children.

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