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

Chapter 6 : Special provisions regarding pupils, foster children and other children

41. Liability for maintenance of children received under this Act


1) No person or children's home shall be obliged to receive or resume the custody of any child, but any person or the management of any children’s home that has received or admitted any child placed in the custody of that person or sent to that children’s home under this Act shall be deemed to have the custody of that child and shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (2), maintain and care for that child.


2) The liability of any person or management in terms of subsection (1) in respect of the maintenance and custody of any child shall cease -
a) on the death of the child;
b) if the child is transferred in terms of section 34;
c) if the child is removed in terms of section 36;
d) if any grant or contribution payable by the Minister towards the maintenance of the child is discontinued.


3) The provisions of subsection (1) shall not affect any obligation imposed by any other law on any person to care for or maintain any child.