CHAPTER 59 THE CHILDREN ACT. Arrangement of Sections.

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CHAPTER 59 THE CHILDREN ACT. Arrangement of Sections.

Transcript Of CHAPTER 59 THE CHILDREN ACT. Arrangement of Sections.



Arrangement of Sections. Part I—Interpretation.

1. Interpretation. Part II—Rights of the child.

2. Definition of child.

3. Guiding principles.

4. Child’s right to stay with parents.

5. Duty to maintain a child.

6. Parental responsibility.

7. Harmful customary practices.

8. Harmful employment.

9. Children with disabilities.
Part III—Support for children by local authorities.
10. Local councils to safeguard children and promote reconciliation between parents and children.

11. Duty to report infringement of child’s rights.

12. Appeals.

Part IV—Family and children court.

13. Establishment of family and children court. 14. Jurisdiction of family and children court. 15. Venue of the family and children court. 16. Procedure in family and children court. 17. Care or supervision order to be of benefit to child. 18. Rules of court.

Part V—Care and protection of children. 19. Supervision orders and care orders. 20. Welfare reports. 21. Grounds for making a supervision or care order.
Supervision order. 22. Application for a supervision order. 23. Duties of a supervisor while a supervision order is in force. 24. Duration of a supervision order. 25. Probation and social welfare officer to enforce orders. 26. Requirements as to change of address and visits.
Care order. 27. Care order. 28. Purpose of a care order. 29. Duration of a care order. 30. Duty to enforce a care order. 31. Parental responsibility of warden or foster parent. 32. Special duties of the probation and social welfare officer in relation to care
order. 33. Interim supervision order and interim care order. 34. Exclusion order. 35. Enforcement of exclusion order. 36. Search and production order. 37. Removal of a child under emergency protection.

38. Offence to remove a child from a place of safety without authority. 39. Persons to apply for discharge or variation of supervision or care order. 40. Duty of probation and social welfare officer to investigate. 41. Requirement to disclose information. 42. Medical examination of a child.
Part VI—Foster care placements. 43. Conditions for foster care placements.

Part VII—Adoption. 44. Jurisdiction. Prerequisites for adoption.
45. Restrictions and conditions. 46. Intercountry adoption. 47. Consent. 48. Functions of the court. 49. Rules as to the procedure for adoption. 50. Appeals. 51. Effect of an adoption order. 52. Devolution of property. 53. Wills. 54. Adopted children register. 55. Disclosure of adoption.
Part VIII—Approved homes. 56. Minister to approve homes. 57. Admission of children to home. 58. Purpose of an approved home. 59. Parental responsibility of warden and staff of approved homes. 60. Contact with parents and relatives. 61. Removal of child from an approved home. 62. Recovery order.

63. Application for a recovery order. 64. Escape from approved home or foster parent. 65. Court’s power to order parent or guardian to contribute. 66. Rules for approved homes.
Part IX—Parentage of children. 67. Declaration of parentage. 68. Application for declaration. 69. Proceedings on application for declaration of parentage. 70. Proof of parentage. 71. Prima facie and conclusive evidence of parentage. 72. Effect of declaration of parentage. 73. Custody of children.

74. 75. Appeals. Revocation of declaration of parentage.
Maintenance orders. 76. Application for child maintenance order. 77. Warrant to attach earnings or levy the distress for the recovery of maintenance
money. 78. Variation of maintenance orders. 79. Money to be paid to applicant or custodian. 80. Appointment of custodian. 81. Misapplying maintenance money. 82. Cessation of order. 83. Rules in respect of fees and costs.
Maintenance during divorce, separation or nullity. 84. Maintenance during divorce, separation or nullity. 85. Variation of custody. 86. Upbringing of a child. 87. Unfit parents.
Part X—Children charged with offences. 88. Age of criminal responsibility.
89. Arrest and charge of children.
Detention pending trial.

90. Bail. 91. Remand.
Role of the executive committee courts. 92. Role of executive committee courts.
Family and children court. 93. Criminal jurisdiction of family and children court. 94. Orders of family and children court. 95. Probation and social welfare officer’s report.

96. National Rehabilitation Centre for Children and other centres. 97. Committee of visitors; rules governing a centre; assisting escape or preventing
return to a centre. 98. Aftercare. 99. Duration of cases. 100. Remission of cases. 101. Restriction on use of certain words. 102. Protection of privacy and restriction on publication. 103. Children in a magistrate’s court. 104. Children in the High Court. 105. Appeals.
Part XI—Miscellaneous. 106. Decriminalisation of certain offences in relation to children. 107. Inquiry as to age of person appearing to the court to be below eighteen years
of age. 108. Presumption of age by court conclusive evidence of that person’s age. 109. General penal provision for offences under the Act. 110. Regulations. 111. Enforcement of judgments, decisions and orders of the family and children
court. 112. Modification of existing enactments. 113. Transitional provisions regarding approved schools and reformatory schools.
Schedules First Schedule Guiding principles in the implementation
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