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

Chapter 13 : Child and Youth Care Centres

Part 1 : Establishment and registration of child and youth care centre

197. Establishment of child and youth care centre


Any national or provincial state department responsible for social development, municipality and accredited organisation may establish and operate a child and youth care centre provided that the centre—

(a) is registered with the relevant provincial department of social development;
(b) is managed and maintained in accordance with this Act and any conditions subject to which the centre is registered;
(c) complies with the prescribed national norms and standards as contemplated in section 194 and such other requirements as may be prescribed; and
(d) complies with the structural, safety, health and other requirements of the municipality of the area in which the child and youth care centre is or is to be situated.