Die implementering van kinderdeelname ingevolge artikel 10 van die Kinderwet, Wet 38 van 2005 en die maatskaplike werker se verantwoordelikheid
Van der Heever, Marietjie
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Remarkable progress with respect to the necessity of child participation has been observed in the Children's Act, act 38 of 2005. Article 10 of the Children's Act, act 38 of 2005, specifically provides for children‟s right to participate in any situation applicable to a child. Despite afore-mentioned progress in the legal field, the reality is that there are remarkable differences between children's rights to participate in society and society's experience of the role children play and the abilities they possess to do so. In this article the focus is on the responsibility of the social worker during the implementation of children's participation, according to the Children's act, act 38 of 2005. The successful implementation of children's participation by social workers ensures that the child is given a voice while important issues are being heard and discussed. This can actively contribute to the improvement of services offered to children and families with regard to effective intervention programmes and can ensure a positive outcome in terms of services provided.
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