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2002 South African Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper

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Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The scope of the investigation
Chapter 3 - The constitutional imperatives relating to children
Chapter 4 - Childhood: Its beginning and end
Chapter 5 - The principles underpinning the new children's statute, the best interests of children-standard, and the rights and responsibilities of children
Chapter 6 - The Child Care Act 74 of 1983
Chapter 7 - Establishing parenthood and the status of children
Chapter 8 - The parent/child relationship
Chapter 9 - Prevention and early intervention services for children and their families
Chapter 10 - Child protection
Chapter 11 - The protection of the health rights of children
Chapter 12 - The protection of children as consumers
Chapter 13 - Children in need of special protection
Chapter 14 - The protection of children caught up in the divorce/separation of their parents
Chapter 15 - Early childhood development
Chapter 16 - Partial care
Chapter 17 - Foster care
Chapter 18 - Adoption as a form of substitute family care
Chapter 19 - Residential care
Chapter 20 - Religious laws affecting children
Chapter 21 - Customary law affecting children
Chapter 22 - International issues affecting children
Chapter 23 - A new court structure for serving the needs of children
Chapter 24 - Monitoring the implementation of the new child care legislation
Chapter 25 - Grants and social security for children

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Congratulations to the Children’s Institute team for sustaining the momentum and quality of work for the children’s section over the years. This is no mean feat!

Freda Brock, Early Learning Resource Unit, July 2010

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