The Children's Act of Ghana, 1998

Parliament of the Republic of Ghana

AN ACT to reform and consolidate the law relating to children, to provide for the rights of the child, maintenance and adoption, regulate child labour and apprenticeship, for ancillary matters concerning children generally and to provide for related matters.

Among the rights outlined in this Act is the right of children to grow up with parents.

"No person shall deny a child the right to live with his parents and family and grow up in a caring and peaceful environment unless it is proved in court that living with his parents would – (a) lead to significant harm to the child; or (b) subject the child to serious abuse; or (c) not be in the best interest of the child."

The Act also covers care and supervision orders, fosterage and adoption, family tribunals, child panels, unlawful child removal, institutionalised care, and more.