CHAPTER 59
THE CHILDREN ACT.
Arrangement of Sections.
Section
PART I—INTERPRETATION.
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Interpretation.
PART II—RIGHTS OF THE CHILD.

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Definition of child.
Guiding principles.
Child’s right to stay with parents.
Duty to maintain a child.
Parental responsibility.
Harmful customary practices.
Harmful employment.
Children with disabilities.

PART III—SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
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Local councils to safeguard children and promote reconciliation
between parents and children.
Duty to report infringement of child’s rights.
Appeals.
PART IV—FAMILY AND CHILDREN COURT.

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Establishment of family and children court.
Jurisdiction of family and children court.
Venue of the family and children court.
Procedure in family and children court.
Care or supervision order to be of benefit to child.
Rules of court.

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