CHAPTER 61
CHILDREN'S HOMES (REGULATION) ACT

 

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

 

   Section

 

Title

 

   1.   Short title.

 

   2.   Interpretation.

 

   3.   Licensing of persons carrying on children's homes.

 

   4.   Issue and renewal of licences.

 

   5.   Offence to carry on or manage unlicensed children's home.

 

   6.   Inspection.

 

   7.   Cancellation of licences.

 

   8.   Reason for decision to be given.

 

   9.   Appeals.

 

   10.   Power to make regulations.

 

   11.   [Amendment of Cap. 335.]

 

 

CHAPTER 61
THE CHILDREN'S HOMES (REGULATION) ACT

An Act to make provision for the regulation of children's homes, and for purposes connected therewith.

[1st December, 1968]
[G.N. No. 405 of 1968]

Act No. 4 of 1968

 

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Children's Homes (Regulation) Act.

 

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "child" means a person under the age of eighteen years;

   "children's home" means any premises other than an approved school, where five or more children being orphans or children whose relatives or guardians are unable or unwilling to care for them, are received to be cared for and maintained, either gratuitously or for payment, for a period of longer than seven days by a person who is not a relative or guardian of the children;

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner for Social Welfare;

   "licence" means a licence to carry on a children's home issued under section 3;

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