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

Chapter 12 : Foster Care

181. Purposes of foster care


The purposes of foster care are to—

(a) protect and nurture children by providing a safe, healthy environment with positive support;
(b) promote the goals of permanency planning, first towards family reunification, or by connecting children to other safe and nurturing family relationships intended to last a lifetime; and

(c)        respect the individual and family by demonstrating a respect for cultural, ethnic and community diversity.