Ministry of Human Development concerned about FB post

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016. 8:33 a.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation issued a release today stating that it has  been made aware that an entity or group is using the name and logo of the Ministry to promote a “Take a Child Home for Christmas” campaign.

The Ministry, however, says it has not been contacted by any group or individual regarding such a campaign and is not collaborating with the entity promoting the program.

The group’s use of the Ministry’s name and logo, as well as the name and picture of the Dorothy Menzies Child Care facility is therefore not only unauthorized by the Ministry, but is misleading to the public, the Ministry added.

The group has been asked to cease and desist from advertising any such campaign using the Ministry’s name, logo, or residential care facilities.

The Ministry advises the general public that it already operates a Respite Program within the Department of Human Services. Through this program, individuals and families partner with the Department to provide holiday and weekend respite care for children in residential care facilities. The general public is also advised that all children in residential care facilities are in the care of the Department of Human Services.

Persons interested in participating in the Respite Program or groups who wish to organize any activities on with or on behalf of children in residential care facilities are asked to contact the Department of Human Services at 227-2057/227-7451 or email secretary.hsd@humandev.gov.bz

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