Cabinet approved the Children’s Amendment Bill 2021.
– widens and criminalises instances of child abuse.
-places an obligation on any professional person who becomes aware or suspects that a child is being abused, to report that person to Police.
-Criminalises parents or guardians who enable commission of an offence by a child or fail to take reasonable steps to ensure the child does not commit an offence
-empowers probation officers to obtain birth certificates for children without parental care