n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - A critical analysis of legislation pertaining to the sexual abuse of children
|Article Title||A critical analysis of legislation pertaining to the sexual abuse of children|
|© Publisher:||South African Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC)|
|Journal||Child Abuse Research in South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University and 2 North-West University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||1 - 10|
Knowledge of legislation pertaining to sexual abuse is imperative for health care professionals working with the child who has been sexually abused. This article will provide a critical analysis of those aspects of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 32 of 2007, relevant to the health care professional. The shortcomings of the Act and the practical implication of these for healthcare professionals will be highlighted. Focus is also placed on the relevant sections of the Childcare Act, 38 of 2005 and how these sections complement the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 32 of 2007.
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