Child Care Act, 1983

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To provide for the establishment of children’s courts and the appointment of commissioners of child welfare; for the protection and welfare of certain children; for the adoption of children; for the establishment of certain institutions for the reception of children and for the treatment of children after such reception; and for contribution by certain persons towards the maintenance of certain children; and to provide for incidental matters.


Last update: January 2008

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Latest Developments:


The Act has been updated with a minor amendment to the Regulations as printed in Notice No. R. 923 published in Government Gazette No. 25109 dated 27 June 2003.


The last amendment to the Act was the Child Care Amendment Act, 1999.