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Children's Amendment Act, No. 17 of 2016

Long title


To amend the Children’s 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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 38 of 2005
2. Amendment of section 120 of Act 38 of 2005
3. Amendment of section 122 of Act 38 of 2005
4. Amendment of section 128 of Act 38 of 2005
5. Amendment of section 150 of Act 38 of 2005
6. Insertion of sectoin 152A in Act 38 of 2005
7. Amendment of section 155 of Act 38 of 2005
8. Amendment of section 159 of Act 38 of 2005
9. Amendment of section 230 of Act 38 of 2005
10. Amendment of section 242 of Act 38 of 2005
11. Amendment of Table of contents of Act 38 of 2005
12. Short title and commencement
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