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What is Legal Protection

The five main legislations that provide the legal basis for helping victims of violence are the Women's Charter, the Penal Code, the Children and Young Persons Act, the Maintenance of Parents Act and the Mental Capacity Act. A synopsis of the various legislation relating to violence is provided below.

The contents are provided for general information only, and are not intended to contain specific legal advice for individual cases. A lawyer should be consulted should you require specific legal advice in your individual case.