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Following our articles on children and parents’ rights and responsibilities, we take a closer look at the rights and responsibilities that come with adoption of children in South Africa as referred to Chapter 15 of the Children’s Act. When a child is adopted it means that the court agrees to...
When a person has a child, they become a parent and the law says they have to take care of and are responsible for the child. The Children’s Act speaks about a parent’s ‘parental rights and responsibilities’ – parents have many rights and responsibilities but these are different for...
This Act is there to help keep families together and make sure a child is cared for by family or parents, or is placed in alternative care when there is no family. The Act talks about protecting children from abuse, harm and neglect and to do this, many different...