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What is Presidential Decree PD 603 all about?

What is Presidential Decree PD 603 all about?

Presidential Decree No. 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code and issued in December 1974, legally defines special categories of youths, including youthful offenders, and directs the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) to provide comprehensive services to assist in youth development.

What is the coverage of the application of PD 603?

(8) Every child has the right to protection against exploitation, improper influences, hazards, and other conditions or circumstances prejudicial to his physical, mental, emotional, social and moral development.

What is the main feature of RA 9523?

Republic Act No. 9523 (RA 9523) is the governing law. It requires the certification of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to declare a child legally available for adoption.

What do you mean by the phrase the right to be born well by the parents guardians?

Every child has the right to be born well. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure they can provide a safe environment for their unborn child. This includes proper medical attention and care from conception, birth, and throughout childhood years in a newborn services unit or pediatric center.

Why Presidential Decree No 603 was created?

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) was created through Presidential Decree 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code in 1974. It is mandated to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of all laws, formulate, monitor and evaluate policies, programs and measures for children.

What are the rights of a child under PD 603?

Rights of the Child. The emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted child shall be treated with sympathy and understanding, and shall be entitled to treatment and competent care. The physically or mentally handicapped child shall be given the treatment, education and care required by his particular condition.

What is the meaning of Cdclaa?

(a) Certification Declaring a Child Legally Available for. Adoption (CDCLAA) refers to a document issued by the Secretary. of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) or the Secretary’s duly authorized representative as provided. for by Republic Act No.

What is Republic Act 10630?

10630. AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE PHILIPPINES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9344, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “JUVENILE JUSTICE AND WELFARE ACT OF 2006” AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.

How Should every child be treated according to Presidential Decree No 603?

Art. (2) Every child has the right to a wholesome family life that will provide him with love, care and understanding, guidance and counseling, and moral and material security. The dependent or abandoned child shall be provided with the nearest substitute for a home.

Is simulation of birth a crime?

Simulation of birth is a criminal offense under Article 347 of the Revised Penal Code, punishable by imprisonment of 6 years and 1 day, up to 12 years. R.A. 11222 expressly exempts from criminal, civil, and administrative liability those who simulated the birth record of a child prior to the effectivity of the law.

What is abandoned child mean?

(3) Abandoned Child refers to a child who has no proper parental care or guardianship, or whose parent(s) have deserted him/her for a period of at least three (3) continuous months, which includes a founding. A child is unattended when left by himself/herself without proper provisions and/or without proper supervision.

What is the minimum age of criminal responsibility under RA 10630?

15 years old
RA 10630 previously amended RA 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, which sets the age of criminal responsibility at 15 years old.

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