|Name:||Law of the Child Act, 2009 (Act No. 21 of 2009) (Cap. 13).|
|Country:||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Subject(s):||Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Acts and Bills on-line Parliament of Tanzania PDF (consulted on 2011-05-06)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Act to provide for reform and consolidation of laws relating to children, to stipulate rights of the child and to promote, protect and maintain the welfare of a child with a view to giving effect to international and regional conventions on the rights of the child; to provide for affiliation, foster care, adoption and custody of the child; to further regulate employment and apprenticeship; to make provisions with respect to a child in conflict with law and to provide for related matters.
Repeals the following Acts:
- the Affiliation Act
- the Adoption Act
- the Day Care Centres Act
- the Children and Young Persons Act
- the Children Home (Regulation) Act
Also makes numerous consequential amendments to the Law of Marriage Act, Cap. 29; the Employment and Labour Relations Act; the Penal Code; and the Criminal Procedure Act.