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




This article examines the current legislation, specifically the , 1983 and the , 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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