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Cover page 
Contents 
Chapter 1 - Introduction 
Chapter 2 - The scope of the investigation 
Chapter 3 - The constitutional imperatives relating to children 
Chapter 4 - Childhood: Its beginning and end 
Chapter 5 - The principles underpinning the new children's statute, the best interests of children-standard, and the rights and responsibilities of children 
Chapter 6 - The Child Care Act 74 of 1983 
Chapter 7 - Establishing parenthood and the status of children 
Chapter 8 - The parent/child relationship 
Chapter 9 - Prevention and early intervention services for children and their families 
Chapter 10 - Child protection 
Chapter 11 - The protection of the health rights of children 
Chapter 12 - The protection of children as consumers 
Chapter 13 - Children in need of special protection 
Chapter 14 - The protection of children caught up in the divorce/separation of their parents 
Chapter 15 - Early childhood development 
Chapter 16 - Partial care 
Chapter 17 - Foster care 
Chapter 18 - Adoption as a form of substitute family care 
Chapter 19 - Residential care 
Chapter 20 - Religious laws affecting children 
Chapter 21 - Customary law affecting children 
Chapter 22 - International issues affecting children 
Chapter 23 - A new court structure for serving the needs of children 
Chapter 24 - Monitoring the implementation of the new child care legislation 
Chapter 25 - Grants and social security for children