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Children “Beyond Parental Control” monitored by authorities

June 26, 2019 12:45 pm

Three hundred cases of Beyond Parental Control Children were reported to the Social Welfare’s Child Service Department in the last six years.

Child Services Acting Director, Ela Tukutukulevu says children involved in these cases are closely monitored and parents are also being dealt with.

Parents are also asked to identify the causes of why children behave in such a way.

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Tukutukulevu says these cases include children making their own decision, and not wanting to go to school to name a few.

“They are counseled and we try to work with their parents. This sometimes works however not always, hence we conduct monitoring sessions. We monitor their performance in school which includes their behavioral performance as well  and we get feedback from parents on how the children are coping.”

Tukutukulevu says in extreme cases, children are referred to relevant stakeholders to try and deal with them accordingly.

The highest number of beyond control cases in the last six years was in 2015 where 78 cases were reported to the Child Service Department.

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