Children's Bill
The first part of the Children's Bill was passed by Parliament on 22 June 2008.

The national network of umbrella organisations working with children are celebrating this moment as a milestone in the struggle to protect children from abuse and neglect. Lucy Jamieson of the Children's Institute in Cape Town together with the South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (SASPCAN) convenes the working group.

The Children's Bill provides the legislative framework to give effect to some of the rights of children that have yet to be fully realised, such as the right to family care; the right to be protected from maltreatment, abuse and neglect; and the right to social services. The Bill makes provision for services to support and strengthen families, and for the state to provide appropriate care to vulnerable children in need of protection.

The second part of the Bill is to be passed by Parliament soon.

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