best interests of the child

Best Interests of the Child

best interests of the childChildren are one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and the law places a lot of emphasis on protecting children in every way possible. One such protection is the preservation of the child’s best interests in legal proceedings. In section 28(2) of the Constitution is entrenched the right of a child: that the best interests of the child be of paramount importance when directing matters in which the child is affected.

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