The shelter for children in Criciúma is considered ‘uninhabitable’ by the Public Ministry

The MPSC (Public Ministry of Santa Catarina) has acquired an injunction that offers 60 days to the City Hall of Crisciuma to regularize the Institutional Shelter Service in Flores.

Shelter for children in Criciuma considered ‘uninhabitable’ by public ministry – MPSC/Prakash/ND

City Hall will have 60 days to regularize premises, fined BRL 5,000 per day - MPSC/Disclosure/ND
City Hall can have 60 days to regularize premises, fined BRL 5,000 per day – MPSC/Disclosure/ND

According to a grievance, beds in the shelter are sparsely distributed, lack of wardrobes and clothes uncovered to moisture, a single setting with bathrooms appropriate for use by 20 children-adolescents and workers, additionally lack of permits. Fire combating and well being surveillance.

According to the MPSC, the service was created to satisfy the wants recognized in a public civil motion, filed in 2019 by the eighth Prosecutor’s Office of the Criciuma district, as a consequence of vacancies and lack of adequate skilled workers in two different reception establishments. Within the municipality

However, in accordance with prosecutor José da Silva Jr., the service was created in haste, to supply fast satisfaction in instances proposed a while in the past.

According to him, the course of was even suspended on two events to permit sufficient time for the institutional reception of children and adolescents with the assist of the new entity.

Inspection discovered irregularities

In a current go to to the shelter in Flores, the prosecutor discovered the continuation of a number of issues two and a half years after the submitting of the motion, akin to inadequate house, insufficient tools, lack of safety and incomplete workers and no. Training as per National Council for Social Assistance and Child and Juvenile Rights Code.

“It is a virtually unlivable setting referred to as a shelter, with no infrastructure, no risk of those children and adolescents, already so fragile, saving their shallowness and rescuing the situations they should stay with an acceptable household.” , Silva Jr. considers.

The prosecutor added that there is a current report, together with a police incident indicating an assault on the shelter by a person who tried to leap the partitions of the premises and open the home windows, placing the public current, particularly children and youngsters, in danger..

In view of the two info offered, the Court of Children and Youth Court of the Judicial District of Chrisume granted the order, figuring out that the institutional reception program inside 60 days is ample to the minimal requirements of the infrastructure {and professional} workers established by the technical. Guidelines, to take care of the service on a everlasting and steady foundation.

In case of relocation to a different property, the new set up plan, well being allow and inspection certificates should be submitted inside an affordable interval of 90 days.

It additionally stipulates that, inside 5 days, the municipality presents a sequence of knowledge:

  • the preparations that had been (and will probably be) made for the relocation of Flores’ shelter to an acceptable property;
  • Floor plan of the property the place Flores’s shelter is at the moment positioned, with related measurements, together with furnishings;
  • List of workers with their respective {qualifications} and proof “Training for professionals working in little one and adolescent shelter providers”;
  • Number of children/adolescents with particular consideration wants (together with disabilities, particular well being wants (together with behavioral problems) or beneath 1 yr of age) at the moment being cared for;
  • The quantity paid by the municipality to the three host establishments, indicating the quantity paid per place.

In case of disobeying the preliminary order, the municipality shall be fined R$ 5 thousand per day. The choice is topic to enchantment.

To ND+, the Chrisiuma City Attorney’s Office stated the municipal administration had not but been notified and didn’t present additional particulars of the case.


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