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Name: Children's Amendment Act, 2016 (Act No. 17 of 2016).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-01-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 2017-01-19, Vol. 619, No. 40564
ISN: ZAF-2017-L-104331
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 2017-01-19, Vol. 619, No. 40564
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line South African Government Information , South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-05-24)
Abstract/Citation: To amend the Childrenís Act, 2005, so as to insert certain definitions; to provide that a person convicted of certain offences be deemed unsuitable to work with children; to afford a child offender an opportunity to make representations as to why a finding of unsuitability to work with children should not be made; to provide that the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service must forward to the Director-General all the particulars of persons found unsuitable to work with children; to provide for a child offender to apply in the prescribed manner to have their particulars removed from the Register; to provide for the review of a decision to remove a child without a court order; to extend the circumstances as to when a child is adoptable; to extend the effects of an adoption order by providing that an adoption order does not automatically terminate all parental responsibilities and rights of a parent of a child when an adoption order is granted in favour of the spouse or permanent domestic life-partner of that parent; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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