Estonian Child Protection Act (June 8, 1992)
V . Treatment and punishment of child. § 31. General principle of treatment of child (1) It is prohibited to humiliate, frighten or punish the child in any way which abuses the child, causes bodily harm or otherwise endangers his or her mental or physical health. (2) If an adult treats a child in a prohibited manner, the social services departments are competent to intervene in order to resolve the conflict and, if necessary, to apply for punishment of the person at fault under administration or criminal procedure. (3) A child who has suffered violent treatment or mistreatment shall be accorded necessary assistance. (4) An adult who treats a child violently shall also receive counselling in order to prevent further mistreatment.
§ 59. Notification of child in need of assistance. (1) Every person is required to immediately notify the social services departments, police or some other body providing assistance if the person knows of a child who is in need of protection or assistance. (2) The social services departments have the right and are required to act immediately, regardless of the region or group to which the child belongs.
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