n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - Children who witness adult domestic violence : part 2 - the law, legal protection and the role of social development and child welfare agents
|Article Title||Children who witness adult domestic violence : part 2 - the law, legal protection and the role of social development and child welfare agents|
|© Publisher:||South African Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC)|
|Journal||Child Abuse Research in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2005|
|Pages||36 - 43|
This article examines the current legislation, specifically the Child Care Act, 1983 and the Domestic Violence Act, 1998 and compares them with the legislation and practice in the United States. In considering legal solutions, the article also discusses of the role of child welfare and social development agencies in providing effective protection for children who are witnesses to domestic abuse. The article concludes with some best practice recommendations and cautions about possible pitfalls of which the law and social development should be cognizant.
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