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Table 4.2 The child protection laws

From: The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions

Country Legislation
Australia, Capital Territory Children and Young People Act 2008 (Sec. 349)
Austria Civil Code of Austria 2013 (Sec. 138)
Canada, Ontario Child and Family Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.11 (Sec. 37 [3])
Denmark Consolidation Act on Social Services 2011 (Sec. 46)
England Children Act 1989 (Sec. 1)
Estonia Child Protection Act 2016 (Sec. 21)
Finland Child Welfare Act 2007 (Sec. 4)
Germany German Civil Code 2002 (Sec. 1697a)
Ireland Child Care Act 1991 (Sec. 24)
Norway The Child Welfare Act 1992 (Sec. 4-1)
Spain Organic Law 1/1996, of 15 January, on protection of minors, modification to the Civil Code and the Civil Procedure Act (Art. 2)
Sweden Social Service Act 2001 (Sec. 2) and Swedish Children and Parents Code 2006
Switzerland, Basel-Stadt Children and Young Persons Act 2015 (Sec. 3)
USA, Massachusetts General law, Chapter 119 Protection and care of children, and proceedings against them (Sec. 1)