South Africa's progress in realising children's rights: A law review
The year 2014 marks 20 years of democracy for South Africa. Children born in 1994, at the start of democracy, are now 20 years old and entering the next phase of their lives as young adults. It is a good moment to take stock of South's progress in realising children's rights.
To realise rights, the state needs to design and implement a range of measures which include strategic plans, policies, laws, programmes, budgets and services. These measures together make up the state's overall plan for the realisation of children's rights.
This book focuses on a selection of laws and examines whether they have been designed and are being implemented in compliance with international and constitutional law. Where design flaws or implementation challenges are identified, the authors make recommendations for reform.
The Centre for Child Law's Morgan Courtenay and Zita Hansungule wrote chapter 7 that deals with protecting the rights of children in conflict with the law and reviewed South Africa's Child Justice Act.
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Children at the centre: A guide tothe registration of Child and Youth Care Centres
Despite the fact that the Children's Act 38 of 2005 has been in operation for nearly three years, many child care facilities (including facilities previously referred to as children's homes) have not registered as child and youth care centres as prescribed by the Act.
The Centre saw the need to provide some assistance in the registration process and therefore put together a practical manual on registration of Child and Youth Care Centres.
The aim of this manual is to provide practical guidance to child care facilities through clarifying the registration requirements and procedures to be followed and through addressing the 'frequently asked questions'.
"[A]ll the facilities recognised the importance of registration but were, without exception, crippled by the lack of information on the registration requirements and procedures..."
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