CCB sees to teen’s release


AUTHORITIES have released  the 16-year-old schoolboy who  spent the weekend confined  to the Psychiatric Hospital.

Yesterday, as friends, concerned Barbadians and others prepared to agitate for the teen’s release, word came that he would be discharged  after being sent there on Friday.

In a statement issued yesterday,  the Child Care Board (CCB) revealed the boy’s release while also saying  it had observed the protocols  for handling children who expressed suicidal thoughts.

“They are immediately referred  to the Psychiatric Hospital for an assessment . . . . We have to act in the best interest of the child and these protocols have been developed to do  just that and not harm or stigmatise,” said Joan Crawford, CCB director.

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