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

Chapter 7 : Protection of Children

Part 2 : National Child Protection Register

116. Disclosure of information in Part A of Register


(1) No person may disclose any information in Part A of the Register except—
(a) for the purpose of protecting the interests, safety or well-being of a specific child;
(b) within the scope of that person’s powers and duties in terms of this Act or any other legislation;
(c) for the purpose of facilitating an investigation by the South African Police Service following a criminal charge involving abuse or deliberate neglect of a specific child;
(d) to a person referred to in section 117 on written request by such person; or
(e) when ordered by a court to do so.


(2) The general rule with regard to the disclosure of information in Part A of the Register is that it must be in the best interests of the child, unless the information is disclosed following an inquiry in terms of section 117.