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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 18

Relatives of child

    (1)     A relative of a child is any of the following:

    (a)     a parent, grandparent or any other ancestor of the child;

    (b)     a step-parent of the child;

    (c)     a sibling of the child;

    (d)     an uncle or aunt of the child;

    (e)     a cousin of the child;

    (f)     a person who is related to the child in accordance with:

        (i)     any customary law or tradition applicable to the child; or

        (ii)     any contemporary custom or practice.

    (2)     To avoid doubt, a relationship covered by subsection (1) may include a relationship that arises through common ancestry, adoption, marriage, de facto relationship or any customary law or tradition.



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