2.4 How to determine the best interests of a child

There are four aspects you can consider in determining the best interests of a child. These are shown in Figure 2.1 below.

Figure 2.1 Deciding the best interests of the child

These aspects are interlinked and can be used in any situation where you want to determine the best interest of a child or children.

2.3 What is meant by ‘best interests of the child’?

Rights in the UN Convention and the African Charter