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Current debates

The fact that a comprehensive Children’s Act is now in force is celebrated, but there are several implementation challenges that need to be tackled:

  • See the South African Child Gauge 2007/2008 for detailed information on the Act, and particularly on the human resources and budgetary challenges that need to be addressed to ensure full implementation.
  • See the budget monitoring page for more information on the budget challenges and how they can be overcome.
  • See the Social Service Professions Bill section for more information on the Social Service Professions and Occupations Bill and how this Bill has the potential to address some of the human resource challenges