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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 27

Protection of person making report

    (1)     A person acting in good faith in making a report under section 26 (1) is not civilly or criminally liable, or in breach of any professional code of conduct:

    (a)     for making the report; or

    (b)     for disclosing any information in the report.

    (2)     In any proceedings before a court, except with the court's leave:

    (a)     the report or evidence of its contents is not admissible; and

    (b)     a person cannot be compelled to give evidence, or to produce a record, about the report or the identity of the maker of the report.

    (3)     The leave may be granted only if:

    (a)     the report, evidence or record is of critical importance to the proceedings; and

    (b)     failure to grant the leave would prejudice the proper administration of justice.



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