Children's Bill: Consideration of NCOP Proposed Amendments

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12 December 2005
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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
13 December 2005
CHILDREN'S BILL: CONSIDERATION OF NCOP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

Chairperson: Ms Tshivase (ANC)

Documents handed out:
Committee Programme
Children’s Bill [B70C-2003] (NCOP Proposed Amendments)
Children’s Bill [B70D-2003] (incorporating all amendments) as finalised by this committee on 13 December

SUMMARY
The Committee went through the Children's Bill amendments proposed by the Select Committee of Social Services that day in the National Council of Provinces.

The following document tracks the Portfolio Committee's response to each proposal with the phrase ACCEPTED or REJECTED after each proposal. The Bill was accepted with these changes as incorporated into the final version of B70D-2003:

 

 

SELECT COMMITTEE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CHILDREN'S BILL

 

AMENDMENTS AGREED TO BY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON 13 DECEMBER 2005

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.         On page 3, in line 35, to omit “parental responsibilities and rights” and to substitute “contact and care”.

AGREED

2.         On page 3, in line 40, to omit “parental responsibilities and rights” and to substitute “guardianship and care”.

AGREED

3.         On page 5, in line 1, to omit “Part 3”.

AGREED

4.         On page 5, in line 2, to omit “Clerks of the children’s courts”.

AGREED

5.         On page 5, in line 3, to omit “Appointment or designation of clerks of children’s courts” and to substitute “clerk of court”.

REJECTED

 

6.         On page 5, after line 4, to insert:

 

Part 3

 

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

 

7.         On page 7, from line 18, to omit “Accreditation of designated child protection organisation for inter-country adoption” and to substitute “Accreditation to provide inter-country adoption service”.

AGREED

8.         On page 7, in line 20, to omit “agreement” and to substitute “agreements”.

AGREED

9.         On page 7, in line 21, to omit “Adoption of children from Republic by persons in convention countries” and to substitute “Adoption of child from Republic by person in convention country“.

AGREED

10.        On page 7, in line 22, to omit “Adoption of children from Republic by persons in non-convention countries” and to substitute “Adoption of child from Republic by person in non-convention country“.

AGREED

11.        On page 7, in line 24, to omit “Adoption of children from convention countries by persons in Republic” and to substitute “Adoption of child from convention country by person in Republic“.

AGREED

12.        On page 7, in line 25, to omit “Adoption of children from non-convention countries by persons in Republic” and to substitute “Adoption of child from non-convention country by person in Republic“.

AGREED

13.        On page 7, in line 26, to omit “Recognition of inter-country adoption of children from convention countries” and to substitute “Recognition of inter-country adoption of child from convention country”.

AGREED

14.        On page 7, from line 28, to omit “Recognition of inter-country adoption of children from non-convention countries” and to substitute “Recognition of inter-country adoption of child from non-convention country”.

AGREED

15.        On page 7, in line 32, to omit “children” and to substitute “child”.

AGREED

16.        On page 7, in line 51, to omit “a”.

AGREED

17.        On page 7, in line 52, to omit “children” and to substitute “child”.

AGREED

18.        On page 7, in line 54, to omit “Report of child who is a victim of trafficking” and to substitute “Reporting of child who is victim of trafficking”.

AGREED

19.        On page 8, in line 1, to omit “a”.

AGREED

20.        On page 8, in line 2, to omit “a”.

AGREED

CLAUSE 1

 

1.         On page 9, in line 40, to omit “designated”.

AGREED

2.         On page 9, in line 43, to omit “designated”.

AGREED

3.         On page 10, from line 50, to omit the definition of "clerk of the children's court" and to substitute:

 

“clerk of the court” means clerk of the court of the relevant magistrate's court;

REJECTED

4.         On page 11, after line 52, to insert:

 

“genital mutilation”, in relation to a female child, means the partial or complete removal of any part of the vagina, and includes circumcision of female children;

AGREED

5.         On page 12, from line 30, to omit “Mental Health Act, 1973 (Act No. 18 of 1973);” and to substitute “Mental Health Care Act, 2002 (Act No. 17 of 2002);”.

AGREED

6.         On page 12, after line 34, to insert:

 

“Municipal Systems Act” means the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000);”

AGREED

7.         On page 12, in line 42, to omit “*****”.

AGREED

8.         On page 13, from line 7, to omit the definition of “presiding officer” and to substitute:

 

“presiding officer” means a presiding officer contemplated in section 42;

AGREED

9.         On page 13, after line 16, to insert:

 

“Public Service Act” means the Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation No. 103 of 1994);

AGREED

10.        On page 13, after line 22, to insert “*****”.

AGREED

11.        On page 13, in line 49, after “youth worker” to insert “, social auxiliary worker,”.

AGREED

12.        On page 13, in line 61, to omit “*****”.

AGREED

13.        On page 14, in line 9 and 10, to omit all the words after “place” up to and including “prescribed,“ in line 15.

AGREED

14.        On page 14, after line 29, to insert:

 

“unaccompanied foreign child” means a child who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the Republic and includes a refugee as defined in section 1 of the Refugees Act, 1998 (Act No, 130 of 1998);

WITHDRAWN

15.        On page 14, in line 30, to omit “*****”.

AGREED

16.        On page 14, in line 38, to omit “ ‘ contact’ and ‘care’ “ and to insert “ ‘care’ and ‘contact’ “.

AGREED

17.        On page 14, after line 41, to insert:

 

(4)        Any proceedings arising out of the application of the Administration Amendment Act, 1929 (Act No. 9 of 1929), the Divorce Act, the Maintenance Act, the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No. 116 of 1998), and the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998), in so far as these Acts relate to children, may not be dealt with in a children's court.

AGREED

CLAUSE 12

 

Clause rejected.

AGREED

NEW CLAUSE

 

1.         That the following be a new Clause to follow Clause 11:

 

Social, cultural and religious practices

 

            12.        (1)        Every child has the right not to be subjected to social, cultural and religious practices which are detrimental to his or her well-being.

                        (2)        A child—

(a)        below the minimum age set by law for a valid marriage may not be given out in marriage or engagement;  and

(b)        above that minimum age may not be given out in marriage or engagement without his or her consent.

                        (3)        Genital mutilation or the circumcision of female children is prohibited.

                        (4)        Virginity testing of children under the age of 16 is prohibited.

                        (5)        Virginity testing of children older than 16 may only be performed―

(a)        if the child has given consent to the testing in the prescribed manner;

(b)        after proper counselling of the child;  and

(c)        in the manner prescribed.

                        (6)        The results of a virginity test may not be disclosed without the consent of the child.

                        (7)        The body of a child who has undergone virginity testing may not be marked.

                        (8)        Circumcision of male children under the age of 16 is prohibited, except when―

(a)        circumcision is performed for religious purposes in accordance with the practices of the religion concerned;  or

(b)        circumcision is performed for medical reasons on the recommendation of a medical practitioner.

                        (9)        Circumcision of male children older than 16 may only be performed―

(a)        if the child has given consent to the circumcision in the prescribed manner;

(b)        after proper counselling of the child;  and

(c)        in the manner prescribed.

 

Clause 12

HBZ compromise we can live with

MW revert back to National Assembly version

MM 16 brings virginity testing inline with age of consent to sex.

AGREED DA objections noted

 

CLAUSE 21

 

1.         On page 20, in line 9, after “father” to insert “or pays damages in terms of customary law;”

Clause 21

MW asked for clarity

CD is it necessary

MM necessary in terms of customary law

HBZ usually done before the child is born

 

AGREED

CLAUSE 23

 

1.         On page 21, in line 3, to omit “parental responsibilities and rights” and to substitute “contact and care”.

AGREED

CLAUSE 27

 

1.         On page 22, in line 12, to omit “parental responsibilities and rights” and to substitute “guardianship and care”.

AGREED

 

CLAUSE 29

 

1.         On page 23, in line 17, after “may” to insert “, subject to section 55”.

AGREED

CLAUSE 34

 

1.         On page 25, after line 19, to add the following subclauses:

 

                                                (4)        A parenting plan registered with a family advocate may be amended or terminated by the family advocate on application by the co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights who are parties to the plan.

(5)        A parenting plan that was made an order of court may be amended or terminated only by an order of court on application—

(a)        by the co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights who are parties to the plan;

(b)        by the child, acting with leave of the court;  or

(c)        in the child’s interest, by any other person acting with leave of the court.

(6)        Section 29 applies to an application in terms of subsection (2).

AGREED

CLAUSE 35

 

Clause rejected.

AGREED

 

NEW CLAUSE

 

1.         That the following be a new Clause to follow Clause 34:

 

Refusal of access or refusal to exercise parental responsibilities and rights

 

35.        (1)        Any person having care or custody of a child who, contrary to an order of any court or to a parental responsibilities and rights agreement that has taken effect as contemplated in section 22(4), refuses another person who has access to that child or who holds parental responsibilities and rights in respect of that child in terms of that order or agreement to exercise such access or such responsibilities and rights or who prevents that person from exercising such access or such responsibilities and rights is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.

(2)        (a)        A person having care or custody of a child whereby another person has access to that child or holds parental responsibilities and rights in respect of that child in terms of an order of any court or a parental responsibilities and rights agreement as contemplated in subsection (1) must upon any change in his or her residential address forthwith in writing notify such other person of such change.

(b)        A person who fails to comply with the provisions of paragraph (a) is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.

AGREED

CLAUSE 42

 

1.         Clause rejected.

REJECTED

NEW CLAUSE

 

1.         That the following be a new Clause to follow Clause 41:

 

            Children's courts and presiding officers

 

42.        (1)        Every court which is established in terms of section 2(1)(f) of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act No. 32 of 1944), is a children's court and has jurisdiction on any matter arising from the application of this Act for the area of its jurisdiction.

(2)        Every –

(a)        magistrate is the presiding officer of the children's court;  and

(b)        additional magistrate is an assistant presiding officer of the children's court,

for the district of which he or she is magistrate or additional magistrate, as the case may be.

(3)        The presiding officer of the children's court or an assistant presiding officer thereof must perform such functions as may be assigned to him or her under this Act or any other law.

REJECTED

MM reasons for objecting caveate safeguard that stipulates must as far as is practicable and list criteria if there are any reasons that render it impractical to that is the language that feel that those criteria are essential Portfolio Committee added submission para (d) which enhanced those norms and standards are balance and safeguards contained in the clause that are essential to

MM if change in language would create new post then need to be cautious, do not want to create an unnecessary duplication of resources, then

CD Are the clerks adequately prepared for the job

 

NM Response DJCD new act will require training of the Presiding Officers and clerks envisaging that Children's Bill will require lots of resources to implement.

 

MW What is the cost?  We want someone who understands the needs and best interests of the child.  Funding

 

MM in saying that every magistrate is a presiding officer of the child clerk of the clerk is competence to

 

NM Trying to remove confusion if every clerk of the court becomes a clerk of the children we can continue to refer to them as clerks of the children's court.

 

Creation of a functionary cannot be deferred to the regulations, unless it is

 

CLAUSE 45

 

1.         On page 28, from line 4, to omit “Except where this Act, the Divorce Act or the Maintenance Act expressly provides otherwise” and to substitute “Subject to section 1(4)”.

 

CLAUSE 47

 

1.         On page 29, in line 52, after the second “of”, to insert “the Administration Amendment Act, 1929 (Act No. 9 of 1929),”

 

2.         On page 29, in line 53, to omit “or” and to substitute “,”.

 

3.         On page 29, in line 54, after “(Act No. 116 of 1998),” to insert “or the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998),”.

 

CLAUSE 53

 

1.         On page 31, in line 45, to omit the first “children’s”.

 

CLAUSE 56

 

1.         On page 32, in line 19, to omit “children’s”.

 

CLAUSE 57

 

1.         On page 32, in line 25, to omit “children’s”.

 

2.         On page 32, in line 30, to omit “the clerk of the children's court or”.

 

CLAUSE 59

 

1.         On page 33, in line 2, to omit “children’s”.

 

CLAUSE 63

 

1.         On page 34, in line 30, to omit all the words after “other” up to and including “professional” and to substitute “suitably qualified”.

 

CLAUSE 65

 

1.         On page 35, in line 23, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

Part 3 of CHAPTER 4

 

1.         On page 35, in line 34, to omit “Part 3”.

 

2.         On page 35, in line 35, to omit “Clerks of Children's Courts”.

 

CLAUSE 67

 

1.         Clause rejected.

REJECTED

NEW CLAUSE

 

1.         That the following be a new Clause to follow Clause 66:

 

            Clerks of court

 

67.        (1)        Every clerk of the court at the relevant magistrate’s court must assist the children's court in question in performing its functions as provided for in this Act or in any other law or as may be prescribed.

(2)        If a clerk of the court is, for any reason, unable to assist the children's court or if no clerk of the court has been appointed for a court, the presiding officer concerned may designate any competent officer employed in terms of the Public Service Act to act as clerk of the court for purposes of assisting that children's court for as long as the clerk of the court is unable to so assist or until a clerk of the court has been appointed, as the case may be.

REJECTED

CLAUSE 68

 

1.         On page 36, in line 1, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

2.         On page 36, in line 2, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

 

NEW HEADING

 

1.         On page 36, after line 4, to insert:

 

Part 3

 

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

 

CLAUSE 72

 

1.         On page 36, in line 49, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

 

CLAUSE 73

 

1.         Clause rejected.

 

NEW CLAUSE

 

1.         That the following be a new Clause to follow Clause 72:

 

Other functions

 

73.        The clerk of the court may attend every children’s court hearing.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 75

 

1.         On page 37, in line 19, after “courts” to insert “and the powers, duties and functions of clerks of the court in as far as they relate to the proceedings of children’s courts;”.

 

CLAUSE 119

 

1.         On page 40, in line 19, after “person” to insert “, if available”.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 120

 

1.         On page 40, in line 31, to omit “either as a party or a witness”.

 

2.         On page 40, in line 43, to omit “sexual abuse” and to substitute “indecent assault”.

 

3.         On page 40, in line 50, to omit “sexual abuse” and to substitute “indecent assault”.

 

4.         On page 40, in line 52, to omit all the words after “rape,” up to and including “abuse” in line 53 and to substitute “indecent assault”.

ACCEPTED

 

 

CLAUSE 122

 

1.         On page 41, from line 19, to omit subclause (2) and to substitute:

 

(2)        The Director-General must enter the name of a person found unsuitable to work with children as contemplated in section 120 in Part B of the Register regardless of whether appeal proceedings have been instituted or not.

(3)        If, after repeal or review proceedings have been concluded, a finding in terms of section 120 that a person is unsuitable to work with children is reversed, the Director-General must forthwith remove the name of the person from the Register.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 123

 

1.         On page 41, in line 37, to omit “or”.

 

2.         On page 41, after line 37, to add:

 

(e)        be employed in terms of the Public Service Act in a position where that person works with or has access to children;

(f)         be employed in terms of the Municipal Systems Act in a position where that person works with or has access to children;  or

 

3.         On page 41, in line 38, to omit “(e)” and to substitute “(f)”.

 

4.         On page 41, after line 49, to add:

 

(5)        The head of a state department may not allow a person whose name appears in Part B of the Register to be employed in a position where that person works with or has access to children.

(6)        The municipal council of a municipality may not allow a person whose name appears in Part B of the Register to be employed in a position where that person works with or has access to children.

 

CLAUSE 124

 

1.         On page 42, in line 10, to omit “or”.

 

2.         On page 42, in line 13, to omit “.” and to substitute “;”.

 

3.         On page 42, after line 13 to add:

 

(d)        is employed in terms of the Public Service Act in a position where he or she works with or has access to children, that person must disclose that fact to the head of the state department in which he or she is employed;  or

(e)        is employed in terms of the Municipal Systems Act in a position where he or she works with or has access to children, that person must disclose that fact to the municipal council of the municipality concerned.

 

CLAUSE 126

 

1.         On page 42, in line 39, to omit “or”.

 

2.         On page 42, in line 42, to omit “.” and to substitute “;”.

 

3.         On page 42, after line 42 to add:

 

(d)        to be employed in terms of the Public Service Act in a position where he or she works with or has access to children, the head of the state department in which he or she is to be employed must established whether or not that person’s name appears in Part B of the Register;  or

(e)        to be employed in terms of the Municipal Systems Act in a position where he or she works with or has access to children, the municipal council of that municipality must established whether or not that person’s name appears in Part B of the Register.

 

3.         On page 42, in line 50, to omit “and”.

 

4.         On page 42, in line 53, to omit “.” and to substitute “;”.

 

5.         On page 42, after line 53 to add:

 

(d)        the head of every state department must establish whether the name of any person employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation No. 103 of 1994) in a position where he or she works with or has access to children appears in Part B of the Register;  and

(e)        the municipal council of every municipality must establish whether the name of any person employed in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) in a position where he or she works with or has access to children appears in Part B of the Register.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 128

 

1.         On page 43, from line 40, to omit subsection (4) and to substitute:

 

(4)        The name and particulars of a person convicted more than once of an offence with regard to a child may not be removed from Part B of the Register.

 

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 129

 

1.         On page 44, after line 29, to insert:

 

(8)        The Minister may consent to the medical treatment of or surgical operation on a child if the child unreasonably refuses to give consent.

 

6.         On page 44, in line 30, to omit “(8)” and to substitute “(9)”.

 

7.         On page 44, in line 33, to omit “(9)” and to substitute “(10)”.

 

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 150

 

1.         On page 47, in line 8, to omit all the words after "worker" up to and including "155(2)" in line 9.

 

2.         On page 47, in line 12, after "trafficking" to insert "and".

 

3.         On page 47, in line 13, to omit "(e)         a street child;  and".

 

4.         On page 47, in line 14, to omit "(f)" and to substitute "(d)".

 

MW why refugee children removed from the Bill?

MMab Home Affairs matter Department of Social Development and the Bill automatically apply to all children regardless of nationality.

If it does pertain to all children why remove it.

 

All types of the children must be spelt out in the Bill then the Bill will be untidy.

 

MM Illegal children will be dealt with by Home Affairs issues of education, identity, health, are beyond the competence of this Bill, needs a comprehensive approach, we cannot. Supports the amendment.

 

CD leave out foreign unaccompanied minors, children who have been trafficked.

Dr Jean Benjamin should not refer to ‘street children’ rather children living on the streets.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 151

 

1.         On page 47, in line 17, to omit "that presiding officer" and to substitute "the children's court concerned".

 

2.         On page 47, in line 22, to omit "to the court".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 152

 

1.         On page 48, in line 7, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

2.         On page 48, in line 19, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

3.         On page 48, after line 33, to insert:

 

(6)        Misuse of a power referred to in subsection (1) by a designated social worker employed in terms of the Public Service Act constitutes unprofessional or improper conduct as is contemplated in section 27(1)(b) of the Social Service Professions Act, 1978 (Act No. 110 of 1978) by that social worker.

 

4.         On page 48, in line 34, to omit “(6)” and to substitute “(7)”.

 

5.         On page 48, in line 37, to omit “(7)” and to substitute “(8)”.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 153

 

1.         On page 48, in line 57, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

CLAUSE 158

 

1.         On page 52, in line 16, to omit "or programmes".

 

2.         On page 52, in line 19, to omit "or programmes".

 

3.         On page 52, in line 21, to omit all the words after "programme" up to and including "programmes" in line 22.

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 164

 

1.         On page 53, in line 46, to omit all the words after the first "to" up to and including "other" and to substitute "such".

 

2.         On page 53, in line 46, after "person" to insert "or institution".

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 165

 

1.         On page 54, in line 3, to omit all the words after the first "to" up to and including "other" and to substitute "such".

 

2.         On page 54, in line 3, after "person" to insert "or institution".

 

3.         On page 54, in line 8, to omit all the words after the first "to" up to and including "other" and to substitute "such".

 

4.         On page 54, in line 8, after "person" to insert "or institution".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 166

 

1.         On page 54, in line 12, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

CLAUSE 231

 

1.         On page 55, in line 30, to omit “the clerk of the children's court or”.

 

2.         On page 55, in line 32, to omit “children’s”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 232

 

1.         On page 56, in line 9, to omit “designated”.

 

2.         On page 56, in line 11, to omit “designated”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 233

 

1.         On page 56, in line 16, to omit "minor" and to substitute "child".

ACCEPTED

2.         On page 56, in line 41, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

3.         On page 56, in line 46, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

CLAUSE 235

 

1.         On page 57, in line 22, to omit "designated".

 

2.         On page 57, in line 22, after "organisation" to insert "accredited in terms of section 251 to provide adoption services".

 

3.         On page 57, in line 28, to omit "designated".

 

4.         On page 57, in line 28, after "organisation" to insert "accredited in terms of section 251 to provide adoption services".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 236

 

1.         On page 58, in line 16, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

CLAUSE 237

 

1.         On page 58, in line 27, to omit “children’s”.

 

2.         On page 58, in line 36, to omit “children’s”.

 

3.         On page 58, in line 37, to omit “children’s”.

 

4.         On page 58, in line 44, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

 

CLAUSE 238

 

1.         On page 58, in line 46, to omit “clerk of the children's court” and to substitute “presiding officer”.

 

2.         On page 58, in line 47, after “delay” to insert “cause the sheriff to”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 239

 

1.         On page 59, in line 16, to omit “children’s”.

 

2.         On page 59, in line 17, to omit “children’s”.

 

3.         On page 59, in line 19, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

 

CLAUSE 243

 

1.         On page 60, in line 31, after "time" to insert "but".

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 244

 

1.         On page 60, in line 54, to omit the second "that" and to substitute "the".

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 247

 

1.         On page 61, in line 35, to omit “children’s”.

REJECTED

 

CLAUSE 249

 

1.         On page 62, in line 30, to omit “*****” and to substitute:

 

(d)       a child protection organisation accredited in terms of section 251 to provide adoption services, receiving the prescribed fees;”

 

2.         On page 62, in line 32, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 250

 

1.         On page 62, in line 38, to omit "designated".

 

2.         On page 62, in line 42, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 251

 

1.         On page 62, in line 52, to omit "designated".

 

2.         On page 62, in line 54, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

CLAUSE 252

 

1.         On page 63, in line 6, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 253

 

1.         On page 63, after line 21, to insert:

 

(e)        prescribing the requirements that a child welfare organisation has to comply with for accreditation as contemplated in section 251 to provide adoption services;

(f)         prescribing the requirements that a child welfare organisation has to comply with for accreditation as contemplated in section 259 to provide inter-country adoption services;

 

2.         On page 63, in line 22, to omit "(e)" and to substitute "(g)".

 

3.         On page 63, in line 23, to omit "(f)" and to substitute "(h)".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 258

 

1.         On page 64, in line 25, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 259

 

1.         On page 64, from line 27, to omit “Accreditation of designated child protection organisation for inter-country adoption” and to substitute “Accreditation to provide inter-country adoption service”.

 

2.         On page 64, in line 29, to omit "designated".

 

3.         On page 64, in line 34, to omit "designated".

 

4.         On page 64, in line 37, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 260

 

1.         On page 64, in line 46, to omit “agreements” and to substitute “agreement”.

 

2.         On page 64, in line 47, to omit "designated".

 

3.         On page 64, in line 50, to omit "designated".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 261

 

1.         On page 65, in line 1, to omit “Adoption of children from Republic by persons in convention countries” and to substitute “Adoption of child from Republic by person in convention country“.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 262

 

1.         On page 65, in line 48, to omit “Adoption of children from Republic by persons in non-convention countries” and to substitute “Adoption of child from Republic by person in non-convention country“.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 264

 

1.         On page 66, in line 38, to omit “Adoption of children from convention countries by persons in Republic” and to substitute “Adoption of child from convention country by person in Republic“.

ACCEPTED

 

2.         On page 66, in line 50, to omit "for" and to substitute "to".

 

CLAUSE 265

 

1.         On page 66, in line 52, to omit “Adoption of children from non-convention countries by persons in Republic” and to substitute “Adoption of child from non-convention country by person in Republic“.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 266

 

1.         On page 67, in line 11, to omit “Recognition of inter-country adoption of children from convention countries” and to substitute “Recognition of inter-country adoption of child from convention country”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 268

 

1.         On page 67, in line 35, to omit “Recognition of inter-country adoption of children from non-convention countries” and to substitute “Recognition of inter-country adoption of child from non-convention country”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 271

 

1.         On page 68, in line 1, to omit “children” and to substitute “child”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 283

 

1.         On page 69, in line 48, after "to" to insert "or".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 84

 

1.         On page 70, in line 2, to omit "84" and to substitute "284".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 286

 

1.         On page 70, in line 34, to omit "a".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 287

 

1.         On page 71, in line 1, to omit “children” and to substitute “child”.

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 288

 

1.         On page 71, in line 10, to omit "a".

 

2.         On page 71, in line 14, to omit "288(1) and to substitute "289(1)".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 288

 

1.         On page 71, in line 15, to omit "a".

 

2.         On page 71, in line 16, to omit "288" and to substitute "289".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 290

 

1.         On page 71, in line 26, to omit "a".

 

2.         On page 71, in line 27, to omit "288(2)" and to substitute "289(2)".

ACCEPTED

 

CLAUSE 305

 

1.         On page 76, in line 3, to omit everything after “12” up to and including “(6)” in line 4 and to insert “(2), (3), (4), (6), (7) or (8)”.

 

2.         On page 76, in line 7, to omit everything after “section” up to and including “134(1)” and to insert “12(5), 12(9), 57(2), 124, 126(1), 134(1) or 232(6)”.

 

3.         On page 76, in line 19, to omit "*****".

 

9.         On page 76, in line 29, to omit "or".

ACCEPTED

 

 

 



 
Meeting adjourned.

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