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Child Protection Act

Government of Prince Edward Island Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Prince Edward Island 6 December 2013 Legislation/regulation child/youth protection

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This Act aims to ensure that children have basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, equivalent to that of an adult. This legislation enacts the following for the protection of children:

-that children are entitled to protection from abuse and neglect
-that parents are responsible for the welfare and supervision of their children, and that children should only be removed from a parent's care when they have failed in these responsibilities
-that the preservation of a child's cultural, racial, linguistic and religious heritage help promote the healthy development of a child


Current version in force since Dec. 6, 2013
Uploaded June 3, 2014
For ongoing amendments and the latest version of the law please refer to this link: http://www.canlii.org/en/pe/laws/stat/rspei-1988-c-c-5.1/latest/rspei-1988-c-c-5.1.html

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