The Law on Child Abuse

Course Outline

This lecture will focus on basic legal concepts relating to child abuse, highlighting the different contexts in which it occurs and the legal response available. It will cover the main components defined as abuse within the law with particular reference to the Civil Code, the Criminal Code, the Domestic Violence Act, the Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Act and the Protection of Minors (Registration) Act. The session will identify various means of allocation of responsibility for child abuse and possible redress accessible to the child, both during childhood and on attaining majority.

Lecturer: Dr. Ruth Farrugia; Advocate and Senior Lecturer

Who should attend?

The lecture would be valuable to professionals who work with children (such as teachers, social workers, doctors, counsellors, psychologists, nurses, the clergy, NGO staff etc.) and the public in general.

Venue, Date and Time

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

Monday 14th April, 2014      1530 – 1830hrs including a coffee break

Participation Fee

€ 50; cheques are payable to Institute of legal Studies Malta.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the session.


If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.

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