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Name: Children's Authority (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 14 of 2008).
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-09-26
Entry into force:
ISN: TTO-2008-L-80166
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago PDF PDF (consulted on 2009-01-02)
Abstract/Citation: This Act has effect even though it is inconsistent with sections 4 and 5 of the Constitution. Makes numerous amendments to the Act, including definitions and terms of reference. Inserts a new section 3A concerning objectives of the Act and replaces section 5 concerning powers and functions of the Authority and section 5A concerning powers with respect to adoption procedures. Also amends sections 6, 7, 7A, 8 and 9 concerning the duties of the Authority and section 11 concerning the composition of the Authority. Repeals sections 12, 13, 15, 29, 35A, 37(3), 43(2) and 43(3). Amends section 14 concerning Assessment and Support Centres and Reception Centres. Also makes amendments to sections 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 (family assistance orders etc.), 26-27 (guardianship), 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46 and 50. The Schedule to the Act is also repealed and replaced.
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