THE FIJI PO­LICE FORCE IS RE­QUEST­ING PAR­ENTS AND GUARDIANS TO TALK TO THEIR CHIL­DREN AND EN­COUR­AGE THEM TO SEEK HELP FROM PO­LICE OF­FI­CERS WHEN THEY NEED AS­SIS­TANCE.

PO­LICE TO PAR­ENTS, GUARDIANS: SEEK HELP:

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Source: Po­lice Me­dia Cell

The night op­er­a­tions in the past few weeks have seen our Ju­ve­nile Bureau work­ing in part­ner­ship with of­fi­cials from the Min­istry of So­cial Wel­fare where chil­dren as young as 11 were es­corted to the Po­lice Sta­tion and contact made with their re­spec­tive par­ents and guardians.

Two cases in­volved chil­dren who were seen mov­ing alone at night and when con­fronted they re­vealed that they did not have any bus fare to return home. A child who is 11 years old had trav­elled from the West­ern Di­vi­sion to meet his par­ents and upon reach­ing Suva had run out of money to con­tinue with his trip, and was found mov­ing around town alone. With the in­creased num­ber of sport­ing and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place where our chil­dren will be in­volved, we are plead­ing with par­ents and guardians to en­cour­age their chil­dren to find a Po­lice of­fi­cer and ask for help if they have trou­ble get­ting home.

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