Country Grenada
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Child (Protection and Adoption) Act (2010) replaced the Child (Protection) Act (2001) and offers protection for children who are exposed to abuse. The Act includes the following: a definition of a “child in need of care and protection” that includes all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as exposure to domestic violence, neglect, and abandonment; mandatory reporting by professionals in the care and service of children if there is knowledge or suspicion of any form of child abuse; provisions for adoption, thereby reducing the opportunity for trafficking and abuse; and establishes the Child Protection Authority as the single agency responsible for addressing matters regarding the care, protection and adoption of children.

Source of Information

The Government of Grenada, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 63-64


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