Commentary on the Children’s Act

Commentary on the Children’s Act

Written by a team of experts who were actively involved in drafting and commenting on the Bill, Commentary on the Children’s Act is the first section-by-section guide to the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Every section of the Act is discussed within the context of the Act and its origin, giving practical guidance on its interpretation and application. The Commentary includes the full text of and commentary on the Children’s Amendment Act and regulations. The publication will continue to be expanded into a ‘one-stop reference’ for child law.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Commentary on the Children’s Act
  • Author/Editor: CJ Davel & A Skelton
  • Publisher: Juta
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9780702178832
  • Format: Loose-leaf

Written by a team of experts who were actively involved in drafting and commenting on the Bill, Commentary on the Children’s Act is the first section-by-section guide to the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Every section of the Act is discussed within the context of the Act and its origin, giving practical guidance on its interpretation and application. The Commentary includes the full text of and commentary on the Children’s Amendment Act and regulations. The publication will continue to be expanded into a ‘one-stop reference’ for child law.

Contents include:-

  • Interpretation, objects, application and implementation of the Children’s Act – Ann Skelton and Paula Proudlock
  • General principles – Trynie Davel
  • Parental responsibilities and rights – Jacqueline Heaton
  • The children’s courts – Jacqui Gallinetti
  • Partial care – Prinslean Makery
  • Early childhood development – Carina du Toit and Buyi Mbambo
  • Protection of children – Julia Sloth-Nielsen
  • Prevention and early intervention – Cheryl Frank
  • Children in need of care & contribution orders – Carmel Matthias and Noel Zaal
  • Alternative care – Carmel Matthias and Noel Zaal
  • Foster care – Jacqui Gallinetti and Jackie Loffell
  • Child and youth care centres – Ann Skelton
  • Drop-in centres – Ann Skelton
  • Adoption – Tshepo Mosikatsana and Jackie Loffell
  • Inter-country adoption – Sonia Human
  • Child abduction – Christopher Woodrow and Carina du Toit
  • Trafficking in children – Daksha Kassan
  • Surrogate motherhood – Anne Louw
  • Enforcement of the Act
  • Administration of the Act
  • Micellaneous matters
  • Schedules and relevant international charters and conventions
  • Regulations (Justice)
  • Regulations (Social Development)
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Bibliography

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