To amend the Children’s Act, 2005, to further promote and protect the child’s right to physical and psychological integrity; to further regulate the position of unmarried fathers; to extend the children’s court jurisdiction to hear applications for guardianship; to provide for matters relating to the provision and funding of early childhood development programmes; to strengthen provisions relating to the National Child Protection Register; to regulate the care of abandoned or orphaned children by family members; to further regulate the initiation of care  and protection proceedings; to further regulate the medical testing of children for foster care and adoption purposes; to clarify procedures for children in alternative care; to further regulate matters relating to adoption and inter-country adoption;