The Children’s Amendment Bill is being considered by Parliament right now, but it is a missed opportunity.
Right now children across the country’s futures are being impacted by onerous regulation and limited support. The Bill doesn't address the core reforms needed to strengthen the ECD sector — and it may even create more burdens for ECD providers. To see all children in South Africa thriving and accessing inclusive, holistic and quality ECD services, we need real reform. We need your help to realize this.Make your voice heard →
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The Children’s Amendment Bill (B18-2020) proposes amendments in relation to a wide range of issues impacting on children, including amendments regarding partial care and ECD. The Bill does not address the Five Reforms needed for strengthening the ECD sector. It has the potential to create additional burdens and challenges for ECD providers. Challenges with the Bill include:
The most relevant law, regulations and policy documents can be accessed here:
You can read the call for submissions. Submissions close 27 Nov. 2020.
The two documents below set out a template for submissions on the ECD-related aspects of the Children’s Amendment Bill. The aim is for the templates to serve as a guide for potential submissions, but you do not have to use this document in order to make a submission nor do you have to submit either document exactly as it is. The aim is to help you lend YOUR voice to the call for REAL ECD REFORM. There is one longer version and one shorter summary. It is suggested that you choose one that best suits your needs.Get long template → Get short template →
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