Acts and Regulations

A. THE ACTS

  1. Adoption Act

An Act to provide for the making and registration of adoption orders; to provide for the registration and control of  adoption societies; to regulate the making of arrangements by adoption societies and other persons in  connection with the adoption of children; to provide for the supervision of adopted children by the Commissioner for Juvenile Welfare in certain cases; to restrict the making and receipt of payments in connection with the adoption of children; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing. Click the link to download the Adoption Act

2. Juvenile’s Act 

An Act to make provision for the custody and protection of juveniles in need of care; to provide for the correction of  juvenile delinquents; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected. Click the link to download the Juveniles Act

3. The Persons With Disabilities Act, 2012

An Act to continue  the existence of the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities and define its functions and powers; promote the  participation of persons with disabilities with equal opportunities in the civil, political, economic, social and  cultural  spheres; provide for mainstreaming of disability issues as an integral part  of national policies  and strategies  of sustainable development; incorporate a gender perspective in  the promotion of the full enjoyment of human  rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities; Click the link to download The Persons with disabilities act, 2012

4. The Non-Governmental Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2020

An Act to amend the Non-Governmental Organisations Act, 2009. Click the link to download The Non-Governmental Organisation Act No

5. Probation Of Offenders Act

An Act to provide for the probation of offenders; and to provide for matters incidental thereto. Click the link to download the Probation Of Offenders Act

B. THE REGULATIONS

  1. Procedure for Intercountry Adoption and Registration of Adoption Societies
The Office of the Commissioner for Juvenile Welfare in the Department of Social Welfare is the Central Authority on adoption (both domestic and intercountry adoption)and juvenile matters as provided for in both the Juveniles Act Cap 53 and Adoptions Act Cap 54 of the Laws of Zambia. The Office of the Commissioner for Juvenile Welfare is also in charge of registering Adoption Societies/Agencies as provided in the following  guidelines;  Procedure for Registration of Adoption Agencies and the Procedure for Intercountry adoption is provided on this link Intercountry Adoption Procedures for Zambia