Counseling sessions underway in child abuse investigation

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell announced Tuesday that all beatings in children’s homes have been banned, effective immediately.

Minister Campbell says the counseling sessions are necessary.

“We have the assistance of the Ministry of Education, their Counseling Department is assisting us to ensure that there is independent counseling.

“One of the other things that we are going to make sure we have in place, as soon as practicable at the admission stage; there is an evaluation of each child to determine where they’re at and how best to address them on an individual basis” he said.