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Child Care Act, 1983 (Act No. 74 of 1983)

Chapter 5 : Places of Safety, Children’s Homes and Places of Care

28. Places of safety


1) The Minister may, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, out of moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purpose establish and maintain places of safety for the reception, custody, observation, examination and treatment of children under this Act, and the detention of children awaiting trial or sentence.


2) Any place of safety or place of detention established under section 38 of the Children’s Act, 1960 (Act No. 33 of 1960), and which is in existence at the commencement of this section, shall as from that commencement be deemed to be a place of safety established under this section of this Act.