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Name: Children and Young Persons Act, 1945 (Cap. 44).
Country: Sierra Leone
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1945-12-31
Entry into force:
ISN: SLE-1945-L-92357
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute (SierraLii), Sierra Leone PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 19 of 1952 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 19 of 1952 (consulted on 2013-02-19)
Abstract/Citation: This Act governs the treatment of juveniles who violate the law. The Act applies to anyone below the age of 17 years old. Anyone who is 17 years or above is treated, for the purposes of criminal law, as an adult. The Act provides for two categories, that of 'child' who is anyone under the age of fourteen years old and 'young person' who is anyone aged between the ages of 14 years up to 16 years old.

Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Special Provisions as to Procedure
Part III - Treatment of Young Offenders
Part IV - Children and Young Persons in Need of Care and Protection
Part V - Approved School
Part VI - Remand Homes
Part VII - Appeals
Part VIII - General
Amending text(s):

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