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CHILDREN’S ACT
Acts 22/1971, 39/1973 (ss. 43 and 52), 43/1973 (s. 4), 18/1974, 44/1974 (s. 4),
26/1979, 15/1981 (s. 66), 29/1981 (s. 59), 15/1982 (s. 3), 11/1986 (s. 29), 24/1987 (s.
8), 2/1989 (s. 7), 20/1994 (s. 3), 14/1995; 9/1997 (s. 10), 22/2001, 23/2001, 14/2002;
R.G.N. 327/1977; S.I. 689/1979.
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Section
1.
Short title.
2.
Interpretation.
PART IA
CHILD WELFARE COUNCIL
2A.
Establishment of Child Welfare Council.
2B.
Functions of Council.
2C.
Validity of decisions and acts of Council.
PART II
CHILDREN’S COURTS
3.
Establishment of children’s courts.
4.
Officers of children’s courts.
5.
Procedure in children’s courts.
6.
Certain provisions of Cap. 7:10 to apply to children’s courts.
PART III
PREVENTION OF NEGLECT, ILL-TREATMENT AND EXPLOITATION OF
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS
7.
Ill-treatment or neglect of children and young persons.
8.
Corruption of children and young persons.
9.
Medical examination and treatment of children and young persons.
10.
Begging and public entertainment.
10A. Restriction on employment of children and young persons.
11.
Safeguarding of child audiences at public entertainments.
12.
Power to bind over person having custody of young girl, child or
young person to exercise proper care.
13.
Conducing to commission of offence by child or young person.
PART IV
REMOVAL OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS TO OTHER CARE
14.
Removal of children and young persons to place of safety.
15.
Court or magistrate may authorize removal of child or young person to
place of safety.
16.
Authority to detain child or young person in place of safety.
17.
Duty to bring child or young person before children’s court.
18.
Alleged child in need of care may be brought before children’s court.
19.
Children’s court to hold inquiry in respect of child or young person
brought before it.
20.
Powers of children’s court.
21.
Adjournment of inquiry.
22.
Summoning of parent or guardian of child or young person.
23.
Determination of certified institution or training institute to which
child or young person shall be sent.

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