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What the law says ... Child Care and Protection Regulations

Published:Thursday | June 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Child Care and Protection (Children's Homes) Regulations, 2007

Regulation 15(2) states:

"Where educational programmes are provided at the home, the licensee shall ensure that-

(a) those programmes are in accordance with a curriculum approved by the Minister;

(b) any substantial deviation from the approved curriculum is entered in the daily journal and a notification thereof is sent forthwith to the minister;

(c) a copy of the timetable for each programme is conspicuously displayed at the home."

The Offences Against the Person Act, sections 76 and 79

76. Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years.

Outrages on Decency

79. Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.