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Child Protection Act 2018

The Government of Anguilla; The Government of Anguilla Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Child Rights Legislation Anguilla 30 July 2017 Legislation/regulation child/youth protection

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An Act to provide for the protection of children and the preservation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of a child and other related matters.
The objects of this Act include;
(a) protecting and promoting the well-being of all children; and
(b) giving effect to Anguilla’s obligations concerning the well-being, development and protection of children in terms of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child.
This Act covers several key areas including; safeguarding, parental responsibility, care and protection of children, reporting and investigating harm done to children, and emergency protection of children.

Please be aware that, while this act was passed on the 12th February 2019, the current version available on the government website still appears as a bill.

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