The Childrens Rights Court

The Children’s Rights Court

The Children’s Court is provided for in the Children’s Act, 2005. It is a special court that deals with issues affecting children. It takes care of children who are in need of protection and makes decisions about children who are abandoned, neglected or abused.

Every Magistrate Court in South Africa is a Children’s Court.

Any person may approach the clerk of the Children’s Court when there is reason to believe that a child may be in need of care and protection.


For more information please contact the Children’s Rights Unit:

Mr Dirk Swart
Ms. Omolara Asuni
+27 11 877 3600


The Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.


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