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

Chapter 7 : Protection of Children

Part 2 : National Child Protection Register

115. Access to Part A of Register


Only the Director-General and officials of the Department designated by the Director-General have access to Part A of the Register, but the Director-General may, on such conditions as the Director-General may determine, allow access to—

(a) a provincial head of social development, or an official of a provincial department of social development designated by the head of that department, for the purpose of performing his or her functions in terms of this Act;
(b) designated child protection organisations;
(c) a member of the unit of the South African Police Service tasked with child protection; or
(d) any other person for the purpose of conducting research on child abuse or deliberate neglect or related issues on condition that the full names, surname, physical address and identification number of the child must be excluded.