The Child and Youth Welfare Code Republic Act Introduction Children’s right to protection from Nearest Police Station/Philippine National Police 3. THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE. I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution. 24 Feb Otherwise Known as the Family Code of the Philippines, Nullifying the , Otherwise Known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code.

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The Secretary of Labor shall refer such handicapped children to the proper government or private agencies for vocational guidance, physical and vocational rehabilitation, and placement in employment. Any person violating the prohibition shall suffer phjlippines penalty of imprisonment of at least two months or a fine in an amount not exceeding five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Findings and Other Data. The Department of Social Welfare shall intervene on behalf of the child if it finds, after such case study, that the petition should welrare denied. Whenever treatment for any physical or mental defect is indicated, steps shall be immediately undertaken to provide the same. Membership in the samahan shall be on voluntary basis from among responsible persons from the various sectors of the community mentioned in the preceding article.

If the child is especially gifted, his parents shall report this fact to the National Center for Gifted Children or to other agencies concerned so that official assistance or recognition may be extended to him.

Provided, That in the absence of any such center or agency within a reasonable distance from the venue of the trial, the provincial, city and municipal jail shall provide quarters for youthful offenders separate from other detainees. Dismissal of the Case. Report on Conduct of Child. Duties of the Community. All appropriate measures shall be taken to insure his normal rhe development.

Provided, Child and youth welfare code of the philippines if the violation is committed philippinee a foreigner, he shall also be subject to deportation.


The private sector shall be given all the necessary inducement and encouragement to establish such classes or schools. Provided, further, That the Bureau of Prisons shall maintain agricultural and forestry camps where youthful offenders may serve their sentence in lieu of confinement in regular penitentiaries.

The temporary custody of the child shall be discontinued if it appears that he is not being given proper care, or at his own request, or at the instance of the agency or person receiving him. Child and youth welfare code of the philippines operation and maintenance of such schools shall be the responsibility of local governments. A child nine years of age or under at the time of the offense shall be exempt from criminal liability and shall be committed to the care of his or her father or mother, or nearest relative or family friend in the discretion of the court and subject to its supervision.

The emotionally disturbed or socially maladjusted child shall be treated with sympathy and understanding, and shall be entitled to treatment and competent care. Persons of legal age may be admitted whenever facilities are available for them. The child is not a mere creature of the State. Treatment of Child Under Foster Care.

Philippines – Presidential Decree No. Child and Youth Welfare Code.

Creation of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Such definition shall include the geographical area to be served, the children to be accepted for care, and the services to be provided. Provided, That in case his parents or those persons liable to support him can not pay all or part of said expenses, the municipality in which the offense was committed shall pay one-third of said expenses or part thereof; the province welfsre which the municipality belongs shall pay one-third; and the remaining one-third shall be borne by the National Government.

Commitment Must Be in Writing. Commitment may be done in the following manner: Provided, That the provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Act of and amendments thereto shall continue teh be in force and shall not th deemed modified or repealed by any provision of this Code. Aid from local school board funds, when available, may be provided.

However, when conflicting interests arise among child placement znd the court shall order the change of commitment of the child. Puericulture or Health Centers.

Responsibilities of the Child. Restoration of Child After Involuntary Commitment.

It shall distribute to parents available literature and other information on child guidance. There shall be a permanent Secretariat for the Council headed by an Executive Director, to be appointed by the Chairman and approved by a majority of the members of chilld Council.