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Name: Children's Act, 2001 (No. 8 of 2001) (Cap. 141).
Country: Kenya
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2001-12-31
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2002-01-04, No. 8, pp. 493-680
ISN: KEN-2001-L-61290
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2002-01-04, No. 8, pp. 493-680
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Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on children. Divided into 14 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II provides for safeguards for the rights and welfare of the child. Section 10 establishes that every child shall be protected from economic exploitation and any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. Also provides for definition of "child labour". Part III regulates parental responsibility. Part IV deals with administration of children's services, Part V with children's institutions, and Part VI with children's courts. Part VII provides for custody and maintenance, Part VIII for guardianship, and Part IX for judicial orders for the protection of children. Part X contains provisions regarding children in need of care and protection. Part XI deals with foster and placement; Part XIII with child offenders. Finally, Part XIV contains miscellaneous and general provisions.
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