Children (Child Protection Register) Regulations, 2007

Children Act

Children (Child Protection Register) Regulations, 2007

Statutory Instrument 18 of 2007

  • Commenced on 6 August 2007
  • [This is the version of this document at 11 July 2016.]
[S.I. 18 of 2007; S.I. 27 of 2008]

1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Children (Child Protection Register) Regulations, 2007.

2. Interpretation

In these Regulations —Child Protection Register” means the register maintained under section 3 (2A) of the Children Act;offence against children” means any offence, specified in chapters xv, xvi, xix, xx, xxi, xxii, xxiii, xxiv and xxv read with sections 378 and 379 of the Penal Code committed by a person, in which a child is the victim.

3. Director’s duty

(1)The Director of Social Services shall ensure that the Child Protection Register
(a)contains information that is accurate and up to date;
(b)is kept in safe custody; and
(c)is not disclosed to any unauthorised person.
(2)The Child Protection Register shall be substantially in the form specified in the Schedule.


Where a Court convicts, or confirms the conviction of, a person for an offence against children and an appeal is not lodged against the judgment of the Court within the time allowed by law, the Court shall cause a notice stating—
(a)the name and address of the convicted person;
(b)the name and address of the child victim;
(c)the offence;
(d)the date of conviction; and
(e)the sentence passed by Court,
to be served on the Director of Social Services for the purpose of these Regulations.


(1)Every person convicted of an offence against children and whose name is entered in the Child Protection Register shall notify the Director of Social Services of any change of the person’s name or address within one month of the change taking effect.
(2)A person who knowingly contravenes subregulation (1) commits an offence punishable on conviction with a fine of R5000.


[Schedule amended by regulation 2(a) and (b) of SI 27 of 2008 w.e.f. 5 May 2008]Child protection register (CH011. pdf): greybook greybook
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History of this document

06 August 2007