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Name: Childcare and Protection Act (No. 29 of 2003).
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2004-02-26
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2004, pp. 1-15
ISN: ATG-2004-L-67030
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2004, pp. 1-15
Act on-line Act on-line Government of Antigua and Barbuda PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-10-08)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for establishment of Childcare and Protection Agency. Functions of Agency including to monitor private childare facilities in order to promote care and protection of children, to provide counselling and similar therapeutic services for children in need of care and protection, to investigate allegations, reports or complaints of abuse or neglect of children, and to promote the rights of the child and public awareness of those rights. Also makes provision for licensing of childcare facilities, maintenance of appropriate standards in respect of their operations, as well as for certain other matters relating to safety, care and protection of children.

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