Child Amendment Bill in Daily Maverick

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During Child Protection Week, Connect Network –a collective of NGOs – pushed for the ‘defective’ Children’s Amendment Bill to be withdrawn from Parliament, while advocating for South Africans to prioritise child well-being.

The amendments to the State of Disaster regulations now mean children can be moved between parents if they have a court order or an existing rights agreement or parenting plan registered with a family advocate.