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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 15

Harm to child

    (1)     Harm to a child is any significant detrimental effect caused by any act, omission or circumstance on:

    (a)     the physical, psychological or emotional wellbeing of the child; or

    (b)     the physical, psychological or emotional development of the child.

    (2)     Without limiting subsection (1), harm can be caused by the following:

    (a)     physical, psychological or emotional abuse or neglect of the child;

    (b)     sexual abuse or other exploitation of the child;

    (c)     exposure of the child to physical violence.

Example

A child witnessing violence between the child's parents at home.



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