To amend the Children’s Act, 2005, so as to amend and insert certain definitions; to provide for children’s right to privacy and protection of information; to further provide for the rights of unmarried fathers; to extend the children’s court jurisdiction; to further provide for funding of early childhood development programmes; to provide for the designation and functions for a Registrar of the National Child Protection Register; to further provide for the care of abandoned or orphaned children and additional matters that may be regulated; to further provide for rules relating to care and protection proceedings; to further provide for medical testing of children in need of care and protection or adoption; to provide for additional matters relating to children in alternative care; to further provide for matters relating to adoption and inter-country adoption; to further provide for the hearing of child abduction matters; to further provide for matters relating to surrogate motherhood; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Intro
31-08-2020
PC
Portfolio Committee
NA
National Assembly
SC
Select Committee
NCOP
National Council of Provinces
SENT
Sent for Assent
ASS (ATC)
Assented
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Introduced by: Minister of Social Development


TITLE BILL NO. DATE
Children's Amendment Bill (B18-2020) 2020-08-31