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


General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010

Chapter 12 : Alternative Care (Sections 167-179 of the Act)

58. Limitations and conditions for leave of absence of child from alternative care


(1) Leave of absence may, subject to sub-regulation (2), be granted to a child in alternative care in terms of section 168(1) of the Act at any time and for a period not exceeding six weeks at any given moment.


(2) No leave of absence may be granted to a child in alternative care—
(a) unless the leave will serve the best interests of the child;
(b) unless suitable arrangements for the accommodation, care and supervision of the child have been made by a social worker for the duration of the child's leave; and
(c) where such leave is based only on staff shortages or on an absence of developmental programmes at a child and youth care centre during the holiday period.