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Children's groups see progress in Conn. in protecting kids

Some state officials say there's more that needs to be done to improve the welfare of children in Connecticut.  While the state has taken numerous steps to protect children in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, Vice Chair of the legislature's Children's Committee Fairfield Representative Kim Fawcett says the progress can't stop.


Fawcett sees the chance for Connecticut to become a national leader for children in areas such as health care, education and public safety.  She says the state has taken steps to improve mental health services for children, although more can always be done.


Jean Amay-Demoray of Westport-based Save the Children, says the state needs to do more to protect children--building on progress in planning for the safety of children in schools. She says preparedness planning and caretaker training needs better coordination.

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