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Name: Children Act (Cap. 46:01).
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-08-06
Entry into force:
ISN: TTO-2012-L-92282
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago PDF PDF (consulted on 2013-02-08)
Abstract/Citation: Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Part III - Offences in Relation to Begging, Risk of Burning, Firearms and Ammunition
Part IV - Offence of Female Genital Mutilation
Part V - Abuse of Children through Prostitution
Part VI - Other Sexual Offences
Part VII - Offences relating to Dangerous Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol
Part VIII - Child Pornography
Part IX - Provisions for the Safety of Children
Part X - Child Offenders
Part XI - Offences in Relation to Community Residences
Part XII - Children's Attorney
Part XIII - Evidence and Procedures
Part XIV - Employment of Young Persons
Part XV - Miscellaneous

Repeals the Children Act (Chap. 46:01)

With respect to the amendments, the Education Act is amended increasing compulsory schooling for children aged from five to sixteen years old. The Liquor Licences Act (Chap. 84:10) is prohibiting the use of children to sell, buy or deliver alcohol. Also amends the Tobacco Control Act making it an offence to use a child to buy, sell or deliver any tobacco product. Under the Trafficking in Persons Act, the definition of "child pornography" is extend.

Also amends the Summary Courts Act (Chap. 4:20); the Bail Act (Chap. 4:06); and the Sexual Offences Act (Chap. 11:28).
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