The child and family welfare policy recognizes a child as a person below the age of 18. This is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 1992 Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana (Article 28) and the Children’s Act 1998, (Act 560) (section 1). It is interesting to note that the policy also takes into account how a child is defined in the Ghanaian context in relation to the family and concept of childhood. Thus, a child is one who is still largely dependent on an adult for the necessaries of life.
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