Putting children’s rights into action

One of our core functions is to support the effective implementation of South Africa’s legislative policies with regard to children’s rights.

The Children’s Act is designed to give effect to certain rights of children, as contained in the Constitution, as well as to set out principles relating to the care and protection of children, and to define parental responsibilities and rights.

In all matters concerning the care, protection, and well-being of a child... the child's best interest is of paramount importance.

- Children’s Act 38/2005, Section 7