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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 3 : Pre-hearing conferences, family group conferences, other lay-forums and settling matters out of court

70. Family group conferences


(1) The children's court may cause a family group conference to be set up with the parties involved in a matter brought to or referred to a children’s court, including any other family members of the child, in order to find solutions for any problem involving the child.


(2) The children’s court must—
(a) appoint a suitably qualified person or organisation to facilitate at the family group conference;
(b) prescribe the manner in which a record is kept of any agreement or settlement reached between the parties and any fact emerging from such conference which ought to be brought to the notice of the court; and
(c) consider the report on the conference when the matter is heard.