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Name: Children's Authority Act (Cap. 46:10).
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2000-11-02
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2000-11-09, Vol. 39, No. 224, pp. 845-873 (DOC.NORMES)
ISN: TTO-2000-L-62952
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=62952&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2000-11-09, Vol. 39, No. 224, pp. 845-873 (DOC.NORMES)
Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Legislation, Trinidad and Tobago, 29 p. PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago PDF of unofficial consolidated version to 31/12/2015 PDF of unofficial consolidated version to 31/12/2015 (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2017-10-04)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on Children's Authority. Divided into 7 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II establishes of Children's Authority, and defines its functions and powers. Responsibilities of Authority inlcude the monitoring of community residences, foster homes and nurseries, and the conduting of periodic reviews to determine their compliance with prescribed requirements. Authority also investigates complaints of staff, children, and parents or guardians of children. Part III contains provisions regarding children in need of care and protection. Part IV regulates care of children under Authority; Part V maintenance of children in care. Part VI contains financial provisions, and Part VII miscellaneous provisions.
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