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Children’s Second Amendment Act 18 of 2016

Government of Republic of South Africa Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards South Africa 26 January 2018 Legislation/regulation

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The Children’s Second Amendment Act 18 of 2016 intends to amend the Children’s Act, 2005, so as: to extend a definition; to insert new definitions; to provide that the removal of a child to temporary safe care without a court order be placed before the children’s court for review before the expiry of the next court day; to provide for the review of a decision to remove a child without a court order; to provide for the provincial head of social development to transfer a child or a person from one form of alternative care to another form of alternative care; to provide that an application for a child to remain in alternative care beyond the age of 18 years, must be submitted before the end of the year in which the relevant child reaches the age of 18 years; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Published: 19/01/2017.
Assented to: 18/01/2017.
Commenced: 26/01/2018.


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