DSD response to civil society comments on the draft Children’s Amendment Bill

At a meeting of the National Childcare and Protection Forum on 17th July, DSD officials responded to civil society inputs to last year’s consultations on the Children’s Amendment Bill.

Their presentation included DSD’s views on:

  • Why the conditional registration provisions in the current Children’s Act do not need clarifying.
  • Why the function shift (moving overall responsibility for DSD to DBE) is not included in the draft Bill.
  • Why changing the mandatory duty to prioritise ECD funding in poor communities into a discretionary power is not regressive.

The full presentation can be read here: DSD Feedback July 2019.

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