Government unveils Child Protection Act

Claire Caruana - Times of Malta

The government of Malta has unveiled its final draft of the new Children’s Protection Act, according to this article from the Times of Malta. The Act will now be open to a six-week public consultation, after securing the Cabinet’s approval. The new law includes several key enhancements to child protection policies and procedures in the country, including the delineation of five different types of protection order (instead of only one), including an emergency order, care order, supervision order, treatment order, as well as "the setting up of two new directorates – one for child protection and another for looked after children."