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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 7 : Protection of Children

Part 1 : Child protection system

106. National norms and standards for child protection


(1) The Minister must determine national norms and standards for child protection by regulation after consultation with interested persons and the Ministers of Education, Finance, Health and Justice and Constitutional Development and the South African Police Service.


(2) The national norms and standards contemplated in subsection (1) must relate to the following:
(a) Prevention and early intervention programmes;
(c) therapeutic programmes;
(d) after-care;
(e) family reunification and reintegration;
(f) foster care services;
(g) integration into alternative care;
(h) adoption services;
(i) permanency plans;
(j) education and information; and
(k) child-headed households.