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Do you know what your rights are and what you are allowed and aren't allowed to do at your age? On this site, you'll find out about your rights in various areas of your life.

It's not easy being young and getting people to take you seriously.

This site shows you what your rights are, what you are entitled to and how you should be treated. It also has a section about at what age you are legally allowed to do things.

On this website, you will find information on the following issues:

  • Your rights
  • At what age can I?
  • Legal advice
  • Contact details of the Centre for Child Law

The Centre established a Children’s Litigation Project in August 2003 (with a grant from the Open Society Foundation) in order to undertake impact litigation work in the children’s rights sector. Advocate Ann Skelton is the project co-ordinator, and the project is currently dealing with a number of cases.

You've got to learn to stand up for yourself and make sure you are treated fairly. So why not start now?

  • Protection from Abuse
  • Breaking the law
  • Know Your Rights

If you don't find the answers to your questions here, feel free to contact the Centre for Child Law.

Your details will not be shared with anyone outside of the Centre, unless we feel you are in danger or need urgent help. In that case, we will contact you first.

 

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Latest News

10 October 2018

JOIN OUR SCHOOL CAMPAIGN!

Autism South Africa, Down Syndrom South Africa and the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities have received hundreds of complaints from parents of children with disabilities, who are currently out of school. These parents have shared the difficulties they face when trying to enrol their children into school.

These organisations are now working on collecting information to present to the national Department of Education in order to demand that they place your and all other children with disabilities into school.

In order to do this we need you to fill in a form telling us about your child and how long your child has been out of school.

For more please see the information document below:

Information document 

Link to form: Click here

 

COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED CHILDREN'S COURT RULES AND FORMS 

The Rules Board for Courts of Law (Rules Board) resolved to develop the rules for the Children's Courts of the country. In order to carry out such task, a Task Team was established to investigate, research, review and recommend the draft rules for consideration and approval by the Rules Board.

The draft rules and forms recommended by the Task Team were approved by the Rules Board for the purpose of inviting submission of comments. The proposed Children's Court Rules and Forms have been released for comment. Comments are to be submitted by 7 December 2018. Please see below for more information:

Invitation for submission of comments

Memorandum on objects of the rules

The draft Children's Court Rules

The draft Children's Court Forms

Centre for Child Law